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Cliicopee, Massachusetts 



To His Excellency of Springfield, 

Qllyp Most ISpuprpttJi 

SHROUGH your prudent foresight and 
noble generosity, you saw lit to estab- 
lish the means whereby the advantages 
of a college education under Catholic aus- 
pices would be afforded to the young women 
of your flock. As President of our College, 
which has prospered under your kind and 
gentle leadership, we have come to love and 
revere you. As members of the Class of '37, 
we affectionately dedicate this, our Elmata, 
to you that you may know the sincerity 
of our gratitude. We beg her, whom you 
have given us as our beloved patroness, 
Our Lady of the Elms, to shower upon you 
her choicest blessings. 

3IIt0 ExrpUpitry 
Ulhp Most ISnirrrnft uHiomaH fHary 05'ICparu. S. i. 



The Senior's Prayer 

In modern days, when man would still 
The eternal voice from Sinai's hill, 
While critics scan, peruse, deride 
Mosaic hests, our Christian guide. 
Must I nor question, nor reply. 
But shun the iconoclast's wild eye, 
While Truth the scaffold climbs to die 

In modern days? 

Sure on my Commencement fain were I 
Men by my bier should testify; 
"Here lies one sunk to kindred dust. 
To turn men's hearts to God, the Just. 
He helped to right much that's awry 

In modern days." 

In loving memory, the Class of 1937 cherish these significant verses in commemora- 
tion of a great life which so perfectly paralleled this epitaph written in youth. The 
Rt. Rev. Msgr. Patrick F. Doyle composed these lines while a Senior at Holy Cross 
in 1902. 












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To The Faculty 

O you wc are indebted for a miiltirude of happy 
and sacred memories; and now, at tiie parting 
of the ways, we express our sincere apprecia- 
tion of your unfailing generosity. We have known 
you for four short years, but each year has brought 
to us a deeper reahzation of your patient and 
gentle guidance. To you v/ho have labored un- 
ceasingly in our behalf that we might fulfil our 
cherished hope of attaining knowledge and true 
Catholic culture, we desire to convey our deepest 
gratitude. Be assured that as we leave the hallowed 
portals of our Alma Mater, we shall carry with us 
a lifelong remembrance of each and every one of 
those who have so kindly assisted us. May God 
bless you always in your noble work. 


HE Class of '37 affectionately dedicates this page of their Elmata to the Sisters 
of St. Joseph who have so lovingly devoted their lives to the education of the 
youth of the Springfield Diocese. May God's blessing be with them always as 
they labor in the vineyard of Him whose foster-father they have chosen as heavenly 
intercessor and beloved patron. 

To Saint Joseph 

Toil worn hand of that gentle man 

That humbly helped in a mighty plan, 

Hand that knew an envied task 

Took the sacred one in loving clasp! 

Strange paradox! In joy that shadowed sorrow, 

You guided Him Whom you do follow. 

Once more you're destined by Mary's side 
To protect, to harbor, to lead and guide ; 
Holy St. Joseph, these daughters of thine 
Would lead others to follow That Youth Divine. 
Help them in quest of that treasured skill 
That cultivates heart and strengthens will. 

Eileen Fleming. 

Miss diramipttr 1^. Prnt 



Class Poem 

On high we bear our banner, 

Into the world beyond. 
We'll miss your fond protection 

Oh! Alma Mater dear; 
But, always we'll remember 

The happy years spent here. 

Four years rich with blessings, 

Fraught with friendships strong, 
With lessons taught of seeking good 

And shunning what is wrong — 
All these gifts we owe to you 

Our Lady of the Elms, 
Mother, Teacher, Model, Friend, 

Pilot at life's helm. 

The Class of Thirty-Seven 

Bids you a fond adieu, 
To everything you stand for 

We'll be forever true. 
We leave you now most humbly, 

And with you we pray, 
"Hear us. Lord! Give us strength! 

Doce Nos Domine!" 

Catherine V. Germain. 

As bravely tread we on 
From out your stately portals 



Senior Class Officers 

PiesiJe)!t : Miss Louisi; M. Welch 
Vice-Piesideiit : Miss Claire A. Reavey 
Treas/irer: Miss Bernardine A. Conaty 
Secretary: Miss Katherine R. King 

Class Colors: Crimson and Silver 
Class Floiver: American Beauty Rose 

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32 Eagle Street, Springfield, Mass. 

"Graceful and useful all she does, 
Blessing and blest where'er she goes." 

— William Caliper. 

If you should chance to journey past our Philosophy Classroom on any fine day you might 
wonder at the huge words uttered as smoothly and swiftly as if they were just so many nursery 
rhymes. If you listened attentively you would discover that it was not a dictionary come to life; 
but only our Lucille proving that the weaker sex is not as scatter-brained as we are sometimes 
accused of being. There aren't many questions that can bafHe her; for she is gifted with an excep- 
tionally logical mind. No matter where she is — in Philosophy, French, English, Methods, or Latin — 
Lucille has the right answers. She shines in the gymnasium as well. Here her skill in basketball 
is admired by everyone. It seems incredible that a girl so devoted to her scholastic and athletic 
activities can still find time for social events; but Lucille manages in some way. She is a con- 
noisseur of good fun, in the form of movies, dances, parties, and "formals." She knows all the 
latest dance steps, and it is no unusual sight to see us all grouped around while she executes the 
most intricate of them. Her versatility shows itself in still another way. We have become accus- 
tomed to depending upon her for many of our business affairs. When we need publicity for a 
"prom " or some ads. for the Elmata we single her out and she always comes through. Her helpful 
spirit, her kindness, and thoughtf ulness, her sparkling personality, and her keen mind have endeared 
her to us all. 

Sodality I, 2, 3, 4; Cercle Fran(ait 1, 2, 3, 4; Monsignor Doyle Science Club 
4; Metaphysical Club 3; Social Action Club 4; Dramatic Club 4; Chairman of 
Patrons and Publicity, Junior Prom; Assistant Business Manager of Elmata; 
Class Day Orator; Chairman of Refreshments. Senior Prom. 

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5 Monica St., Taunton, Mass. 

"There iras a soft and pensive grace 
A cast of thought upon her face 
The mild expression spoke a mind 
In duty firm, composed, designed." 

— Scott. 

Everyone knows "Bunny" and will continue to remember her for her cheerful disposition 
and readiness to help when there was need of help. 
As a student, "Bunny" was among the best. 

Her talents are many — of which she should be justly proud. For instance, as a knitter and 
dressmaker she is beyond compare — the beginning, perhaps, of that domestic trend. In addition, 
she is quite apt at the strumming of her banjo-uke. 

For the past two years "Bunny" has held the honorable position of class-treasurer. We join 
in commending our choice of so competent a financier. 

In closing we say that "Bunny's" voice will long live in our memories as being "ever soft 
and low — a commendable thing in woman." 

If we may judge the future by the past, we may say with confidence, "Bunny," that wherever 
life iriay lead you, success will be there. 

Sodality 1, 2, 3, 4; Metaphysical Club 3; Social Action Club 4; Monsignor Doyle 
Science Club 4; M. J. B. Debating Club 1, 2, 4; Dramatic Club 1, 2, 3, 4; 
Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4, Double Quartet 4; College Play 3, 4; Athletic Association 
1, 2, 3, 4; Class Treasurer 3, 4; Ring Committee; Class Historian. 


"And if I give thee honour due. 
Aiirth, admit me of thy crew." 

— John Milton. 

She has a way with her, this lady, a loving, kindly, way. The memory of it will linger on 
in the hearts of those who have encountered her. 

From that historic town, in the foothills of the Berkshires, Bert Decker came to us in 
September of '33. Tho she is essentially a fun-lover you would be in deep error, my friend, if you 
pictured Bert always the gay-miened young lass who gazes at you here. For Bert is ever serious 
in the presence of things to be done. This quality has made her the recipient of numerous chairman- 
ships in extra-curriculum and social activities. It has made her more than a worthy opponent in 
the Athletic Field and in the classroom a scholastic threat to the best of them. 

Perhaps the Bert most endeared to us, however, is the fun-loving one. Who among us hasn't 
at some serious moment been the victim of her mirth-provoking sideglance? But again who hasn't 
had occasion to pause in appreciation of her splendid generosity? 'We have found her the first 
to offer a helping hand and the last to withdraw it. The eminence of this in Bert is challenged 
by her fine integrity. If you've ever avoided an issue, Bert, we haven't observed it! 

In a word, you who read here — for good scht)larship, rollicking humor, good comradeship, 
and unsurpassed kindliness — we give you, Bert Decker! 

Sodality 1, 2, 3, 4; Metaphysical Club 3; Social Action Club 4; Le Cercle Fran(ais 
1, 2, 3, 4; Monsignor Doyle Science Club 4; M. J. B. Debating Club 1 ; Dramatic 
Club 3, 4; Glee Club 1, 2, 3, Sec.-Treas. 2; Athletic Association 1, 2, 3, 4; 
Co-Chairman N. E. G. Dance; Class 'Will; Chairman of Favors and Programs, 
Junior Prom; General Chairman, Senior Prom. 


12 Cherry St., Holyoke, Mass. 

W/th a jriendly glance and an open hand 
And a gentle word for all. 

— Anon. 

In the four short years we have known Ruth, she has been characterized by those distinctive 
qualities so rarely found in this busy world of ours. Her unfailing desite and equal readiness to 
help any one of us in our need, her time and ability unselfishly given when real work was needed, 
have never failed us. Happily, her efTorts have not remained unrecognized, for she distinguished 
herself not only above her classmates, but also above the entire student body in her Sophomore Year. 
She has stood the test of time well. To Ruth belongs much of the success of our Year Book! 
Whether planning for a prom or for a lecture we could always depend upon her. She seems to 
possess an unlimited capacity for work. Her scholastic record affords ample proof of her diligence. 
Her recitations invariably aroused our envy, and her marks our admiration. 

Ruth possesses a fine sense of humor, too, for she can enjoy a joke upon herself as readily 
as most people do upon others. Her ready laugh, her quick sympathy, and her silent loyalty have 
established her firmly among us. 

The confident manner in which her clear voice so often rang out in assemblies never failed 
to evoke our sincere congratulations. Even more, her fine interpretations of dramatic selections in 
oral expression classes, have so often made us wish that we might "come through" as triumphantly 
as she. 

Keep up the good work, Ruth. May your air of gay confidence never forsake you. 

Sodality 1, 2, 3, 4; Metaphysical Club 3; Social Action Club 4; Le Cercle Fran^ais 
1, 2, 3, 4; Monsignor Doyle Science Club 4; M. J. B. Debating Club 1, 2, 3, 4; 
Dramatic Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4; College Play 2, 3, 4;' Athletic 
Association 1, 2, 3, 4; Assistant Business Manager of Elmata. 



126 Marengo Park, Springfield, Mass. 

"A perfect wuman. nobly plann'd. 
To warn, to comjort, to command." 

— Wordstvorth. 

Ti) confine to words that which is too fine for words, is a delicate task. So difficult is it to 
portray Eileen adequately. Our first impression was "the blueness of her eyes," and soon we came 
lo know one of the loveliest persons ever to wear the characteristic black and white of Our Lady 
of the Elms. Actually, Eileen is a fearlessly independent thinker, a vigorous and hard hitting critic 
qf injustice, and a strong woman intellectually. Rarest of all she has been blessed with such a 
faith as can blossom only in an Irish heart. 

Instinctively she inspires confidence. Sound judgment and ability to view things in their 
proper perspective make her advice a much sought luxury. Her kind and gracious manner, and her 
unfailing poise distmguish her in any group. Her faith in us v.hen even we doubted ourselves has 
assured us that she is indeed a natural leader. 

Perhaps Eileen's greatest difficulty is that her car is not as large as her heart. But we've 
often suspected that remarkable vehicle of boasting Celtic origin, too. It has never been known 
to hesitate to pass any car that daily sped Chicopee-ward and once it was parked even at the front 
entrance ! 

The logic of her objections in Philosophy classes would move "The Angelic Doctor" him- 
self to envy. Her wit makes her imitations realistically funny. Little wonder she can solve even 
the greatest difficulties by the process of "reductio ad absurdum." A colorful conversationalist, — 
no moments in her company are ever dull. Because she is different in the right way, hers is the 
charm of individuality. 

Knowing her, we know true Catholic womanhood. 

Metaphysical Club 3; Social Action Club 4; Le Cercle Fran^ais 3, 4; Monsignor 
Doyle Science Club 4; Dramatic Club 4; Associate Editor of Elmata. 


"The gentleneis of all the gods go unth thee." 

— Shakespeare. 

Like Diogenes looking for an honest man Marie travels around with the lamp of charity 
searching for the good in everyone she meets. An uncharitable remark is met with rebuke from 
Mane in her production of enough good traits to more than outweigh the ones previously exposed. 
The trite phrase, "appearances are deceiving", was certainly true in Marie's case, for her fellow- 
students soon discovered that there was a twinkle lurking in her eye, and that her smile was merely 
awaiting an opportunity to flash out. Her puns are famous throughout the Senior Class, and are 
noted for their aptness. Yet Marie's life is not concerned merely with witty sayings for her in- 
telligence in regard to her studies may be judged by the fact that she was selected as Editor-in-Chief 
of the Elmata. The suitability of the selection is attested by the ease with which she has performed 
the duties of her position. As if these duties added to her classes were not enough to fill her day 
to overflowing Mane has also been assigned the position of Press Agent for the entire College. 
She fulfills her several duties with a conscientious attention to detail that is an ever-present example 
to her classmates. In moral matters as well as material ones, Marie stands out as a beacon-light to 
show the path of truth to her friends; for, whether you are seeking the answer to a profound 
argument in Theology or an apt quotation from the Bible, Mane is able to supply you. Her 
knowledge of her religion is the envy of all who know her. Yet, extensive as is her theoretical 
knowledge, it by no means exceeds her practical application of her religious tenets. So, though it 
is with great regret that we view her departure from these realms of learning, we watch her go 
with the assurance in our hearts that she will be a grand success in whatever career she may choose. 

Sodality 1, 2, 3, 4; Metaphysical Club 3, Secretary 3; Social Action Club 4; 
Monsignor Doyle Science Club 4; he Cercle Fran (ah 3, 4; College Press Agent; 
Editor-in-Chief of Elmata. 


"Worth, courage, honor, these indeed 
Your sustenance and birthright are." 

— E. C. Stedman. 

We never realized she was with us until we made the astounding discovery that she was the 
girl who always knew the correct answers in our history classes. She was quietly remaining in the 
background, only to startle us the more with such displays of wit that we would wonder if this 
was the same Rita or "Fordy" as she became to us. 

Quiet and unassuming as she was, "Fordy ' was always "there" when she was needed. 
A model student and untiring worker was "Fordy". We will never forget the work she did for 
the Junior Prom; and the Elmata owes part of its financial success to her systematic canvass of 

"Fordy" was one of the few who could handle many things with the utmost ease and 
accuracy. Without her the Class of '37 would be in need of the sturdy prop she proved to be. 
The Spanish class would be lost without her; she has earned the right to boast of her Spanish, 
although it is not in her makeup to do so. 

For you, Rita, your Class wishes nothing but the best. Success to you always. 

Sodality 1, 2, 3, 4; Glee Club 1, 2, 3; Metaphysical Club 3; Social Action Club 4; 
La Corte Castellana 1, 2, 3, 4; M. J. B. Debating Club 1; Monsignor Doyle 
Science Club 4; Athletic Association 1, 2, 3, 4; Assistant Business Manager of 



22 Howard St., Holyoke, Mass. 

"Strong mind, grea! hear/, 
True jaith. ivilling hands." 


Sparkling brown eyes and dark curly hair — that's "Bob"! But, lest you be deceived — these 
are not all her admirable traits. 

"Bob's" efficiency and dependability were most strikingly manifested in the successful manner 
in which she, as general chairman, piloted our Junior Prom. Congratulations, Barbara, for a task 
well done! 

Her strength of mind, we, the less fortunately gifted, have found a source of consolation 
and joy, a redeeming feature in the class. Her power as a logician — firm and lucid, account for 
the position of president of the Metaphysical and Social Action Clubs which she executed to 

As a friend, none of us could find a better. She was always there with a helping hand, 
eager to do her part, and striving to make each one a little happier by the deed she might do — 
however great or small. 

We, her classmates, have realized her worth in these past four years, and are proud that she 
has been one of us. 

To you, "Bob", we extend a warm farewell with the hope that the future will certainly yield 
the good fortune she now holds in store for you. 

Sodality 1. 2, 3, 4, Vice Prefect 3; Metaphysical Club 3, President 3; Social 
Action Club, President 4; Le Cercle Fran(ais 1, 2, 3, 4; Monsignor Doyle 
Science Club 4; Dramatic Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Athletic Association 3, 4; General 
Chairman, Junior Prom, Ring Committee, Associate Editor of Elmata. 


"The hymn to beauty written in her jace." 

— John MasejieU. 

We could quote a great deal more which would fit Kay for she is just the sort of person to 
give poets their inspiration. The first impression she gives is a consciousness of the presence of some 
sort of beauty. Her physical attractiveness is striking, and her graceful and charming manner appeal 
from the very first moment. Kay is a very friendly and sociable girl. L'pon further acquaintance, 
her keen and clever mind comes into evidence. But more subtle and priceless is the beauty of her 
soul, for Kay loves everything good, true, and beautiful. Her fondness for poetry and even for 
composing excellent bits herself attests this. As the prefect of the Sodality, she has endeavored to 
transmit some of her own religious enthusiasm and zeal to her fellow students. Her love for things 
holy and saintly is evident to all who know her. With the divine assistance, which she invariably 
seeks in all her undertakings, we know she cannot but gain success. In her four years with us, 
we have come to regard her as our own special paradox. She is what would be known as a Material- 
istic Idealist, (or would it be an Idealistic Materialist.^); for though Kay appreciates the finer 
things of life — the beauties of nature, poetry, music, and art — yet this does not prevent her from 
excelling in the science laboratory, and her practical mind has come in very handy in all school 
activities, ranging all the way from a basketball game to decorations for the Junior prom. Add to 
this combination, a particularly witty humor, distinctly Germain-ish, and you have some idea of why 
Kay is one of the most popular girls in the entire student body. 

Sodality 1, 2, 3, 4, Secretary 2, Prefect 4; Athletic Association 1, 2, 3, 4. Vice- 
President 4; Chairman of Decorations, Junior Prom; Ring Committee; College 
Play 2, 3, 4; Dramatic Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4, Librarian 4; 
Metaphysical Club 3; Social Action Club 4; Le CercJe Frangais 1, 2, 3. 4; Mon- 
signor Doyle Science Club 4; M. J. B. Debating Club 1, 2, 3. 4; Oratorical 
Contest 2 ; Associate Editor of Elmata. 


992 MnMORiAL Avt., W. Springfield, Mass. 

She looked on life with candid eyes 
W huh shone u ilh depths untold. 

— Anonymous, 

On a September morning three years ago, we returned to school to find Sally calmly and 
firmly established among us. That was all there was to her coming. She simply was there; and just 
as surely she always will be. Her cool and polite appraisal of her classmates was as frank and 
sincere as Sally herself; and the acceptance of each was mutual. Sally never was conspicuous in a 
gathering yet tiiere never was a moment when we were unaware of her presence. Why, even one of 
our most imperturbable professors has been known to pause in the middle of a sentence and ask 
wonderingly, "Where's Sally.''" 

She possesses a startlingly keen mind, has a well founded opinion upon every subject which 
presents itself, and most precious of all, has that rare ability to withhold her judgments wisely. 
The spontaneity of her wit is delightful, and she is a past master at the art of repartee. Her subtle 
pen can make the most colorless subjects interesting. Were her observations concerning the affairs 
of mice and men gathered together, they would surely constitute a sparkling piece of literature. 
Little wonder that we did not hesitate to entrust to Sally the position of Humor-Editor of our 
annual. True greatness in any field, being ever prone to conceal itself, Sally's natural reticence 
foiU)ws as a matter of course. 

Serenely and simply she goes through life. If she is troubled, few are aware of it. Yet when 
we more impulsive souls become embroiled in our various difficulties, Sally is quick to perceive and 
ready to help. Indeed, this slender little person bears responsibility well. 

For your sweet unselfishness and your love of wholesome pleasure, for your untiring ambition 
and loyalty to ideals, for all those things which go to make a fine character, you are dear to us. 
For you we wish the best of everything. May you always be as you are. 

Sodality 2, 3, 4; Le Cercle Fran(ais 2, 3, 4; Glee Club 2, 3, 4; Monsignor Doyle 
Science Club 4; Metaphysical Club 3; Social Action Club 4, Vice-President 4; 
Athletic Association 2, 3, 4; Assistant Editor, Humor Editor, Elmata; Chairman 
of Tickets, Senior Prom. 


29 Linden St., Fitchburg, Mass. 

"True Eyes 

Too pure and too honest in aught to disguise 
The sweet soul shining thro' thciii." 

— Owen Meredith. 

Betty with a new coifTure — Betty's flying fingers furnishing music for the Glee Club and 
dancing at our social events — Betty watching for the mailman — Betty blushing — Betty gay and 
cheerful — Betty serious and studious — all these picture for us Fitchburg's gift to the Class of '37. 

True she did leave part of her heart behind her; but the part she brought with her gave us 
the real Betty, the Betty we will ever remember. 

Betty was one of our three Spanish students, and one member of the Class of '37 who really 
enjoyed attending French assemblies. She could say "Oui", "Oui", with the best of us; but her 
"Si", "Si", really had something. 

"Margie" and Betty will always be synonomous to us. Your smile, rosy cheeks, and laughing 
Irish eyes will surely be missed "Little Liz." For you we pray that Our Blessed Lady to whom 
you were so devoted, especially through her Rosary, be as close to you always, as she certainly 
was in your days at O. L. E. 

Sodality 1, 2, 3, 4; Metaphysical Club 3; Social Action Club 4; La Corte Castel- 
lana 1, 2, 3, 4, Vice-President 3; Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4, Pianist 4; M. J. B. 
Debating Club 1, 2, 3, 4, 'Vice-President 2; Dramatic Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Mon- 
signor Doyle Science Club 4; Chairman of Music, Junior Prom; Ring Committee; 
Athletic Association 1, 2, 3, 4. 

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99 Hall St., Springfield, Mass. 

"A'w;- luck I friends long-tried and near and dear 
Whose love is round me like the atmosphere." 

— ]ohn Green leaf Whittier. 

For a short period in the third year Ann was away from us. Could anyone forget the day 
Ann returned.'' The ovation in the study hall was well-nigh deafening. Somehow we think that 
this memory picture typifies perfectly her place among her schoolmates— they were for her, to a girl. 

Ann's ready acquiescence to participate in class activities evidenced always her spirit of good- 
fellowship. In action Ann showed more than good-fellowship. Hers is real prowess in the field 
of sport. 

One would never make the mistake of accusing Ann of that diligent application to study that 
forbodes a recluse. But at moments when sharp concentration was necessary, she never failed to 
evidence the ability that only a keen intellect can produce. That ability flashed out time and again 
in the presence of a difficult "Math" problem or the complexities of physics and chemistry. Often 
we have observed it in class discussion. For Ann's is the mind that can be depended on for sound 
judgment and commonsense as well as brilliance. It's the judgment and good sense that the world 
is looking for, Ann, and we fear not for you who possess it. 

Good luck to you in whatever pathway you pursue, Ann. Those who meet you will have 
to recognize in you the splendid qualities we have. And as we learned, they too, will love and 
respect you for them. 

Sodality 1, 2, 3, 4; Metaphysical Club 3; Social Action Club 4; Le Cercle Fran(ais 
1, 2, 3, 4; Monsignor Doyle Science Club 4; Dramatic Club 4; Glee Club 1; 
Athletic Association I, 2, 3, 4, Secretary 2; Chairman of Programs and Favors 
Senior Prom, Prophecy on Class Prophet. 

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"For nature made her what she 
And ne'er made sic anither." 

— Robert Burns. 

"Lovely to look at, delightful to know" — is this Winsome lass. From the moment that she 
bowed in grave and gracious acknowledgment of her first introduction to Our Lady of the Elms, 
Faculty and student body took Marion to their hearts. Thru the winding course of the years that 
followed neither has had cause to regret their spontaneous confidence in her. Class-activity, scholarly 
endeavor, interest in her fellow students, always found Marion equally sincere. 

With enthusiasm Marion's classmates will tell you of her superior presentation at their first 
oral expression class, as Freshmen. She has been an outstandmg asset to the Dramatic Society and 
this year mid a dinning ovation of approval was made president of that organization. But the 
Dramatic Club is only a sample of Marion's splendid capacity for leadership. Time and again 
have we watched her preside with the admirable ease and simplicity of true gentility. For Marion 
is the girl who forgets self in her complete absorption in the needs of others, whether listening with 
sympathetic ear to a woeful tale or conducting a formal meeting. She's the girl who does her Alma 
Mater justice in the drawing room as well as the classroom. 

If we could embody her in three characteristics we would say militant Catholicism, gracious 
sincerity, and abiding love for the Irish. The best we can wish Catholic Education, Marion, is more 
graduates like you. 

Sodality 1, 2, 3, 4; Metaphysical Club 3; Social Action Club 4; Le Cercle Fran^ais 
3, 4; Monsignor Doyle Science Club 4; M. J. B. Debating Club 1, 2, 3; 
Dramatic Club 1, 2, 3, 4, President 4; College Play 2, 3, 4; Class Treasurer 1, 2; 
Associate Editor of Elmata. 

"Cbdiin strikvs the sight, but merit wins the soul. 


Kay, with the laughing eyes and an irresistible smile for everyone, is one of the best-natured 
and "cutest" girls in our class. She isn't big physically, but in personality, charm, and sociability, 
she towers way above us. She is a friend of all, not in word alone, but in very deed. Always 
muidful of the feelings and sensitivities of others, she never knowingly does or says anything to 
hurt an associate. 

Kay is a great lover of fun. At the bidding of a twinkling in her brown eyes came the 
nymph of jollity to heighten the gaiety of our proms and parties. 

However, Kay doesn't think of fun only. This she evidenced by her capable fulfillment of 
the duties iif business manager of the Year Book. In this work she has shown a true sense of 
responsibility, and we feel sure that the success of our Elmata is largely due to Kay's indefatigable 
efforts in soliciting "ads." Being of a conscientious nature, she never lets pleasure interfere with 
her studies, and often shows will power enough to desert a lively conversation for a quiet corner to 
study. Her school routine was truly well proportioned, with school days for study, and week-ends 
for enjoyment. 

Kay's loyalty will keep her ever firm and steadfast in her love of her Alma Mater. 'We can 
predict with certainty that she will have many friends in her chosen career. 'We shall never forget 
you, Kay, and we hope that you'll not forget us. 

Sodality 1, 2, 3, 4; Metaphysical Club 3; Social Action Club 4; Le Cercle Fran- 
(ais 1, 2, 3, 4; Monsignor Doyle Science Club 4; Dramatic Club 1, 2, 3, 4; 
Glee Club 1; Athletic Association 1, 4; Senior Class Secretary; Chairman Tickets, 
Junior Prom; Business Manager of Elmata. 

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21 Conway St., Grhlnfilld, Mass. 

''Our Mary's uitty. bright, and gay. 
And cheerful as a summer's day." 


The long train ride from Greenfield every morning in foul and fair weather never succeeded 
in diminishing the warmth of ^^ary's cheery greeting. Her calm, even temperament made her loved 
and respected by ail her schoolmates. Her ever-present sense of humor never failed to get her out 
of difficulties. Her spontaneous puns often exasperated us to the point of desperation, yet they 
always won a smile. 

Her interests are predominantly athletic and social. On the basketball floor, she exhibits 
swiftness and a keen sense of fair play. On the dance floor, she is a rhapsody of rhythm and poise. 
She is also a swimmer of great skill, darting through the water with the ease of a trout. As presi- 
dent, she has steered the Athletic Association through a very successful year. 

We have never been able to decide just what color Mary's hair i.s — red, gold, auburn, or 
what — but no matter by what name you designate it, its beauty cannot be questioned. With its deep 
waves and glittering tints, it is a source of envy to her classmates. 

If Mary has as much pride in her Alma Mater as she has in her brother, we will always be 
able to depend on her loyalty and faith in the years to come. Keep that sense of humor always with 
you, Mary, as a bulwark against the hard knocks of the world. We sincerely hope that your future 
path-ways will be as happy as your college days seemed to be. 

Sodality 1, 2, 3, 4; Metaphysical Club 3; Social Action Club 4; Lc Cenle Fraiii;ais 
3, 4, Vice-President 3; Monsignor Doyle Science Club 4; Dramatic Club 3. 4; 
Glee Club 1, 2, 3; Co-chairman N. E. G. Dance; Class Prophet; Junior Class 
Secretary; Athletic Association 1, 2, 3, 4, Vice-President 3; President 4; Chair- 
man of Music, Senior Prom. 


2 Chestnut St., Holyoke, Mass. 

'For \\"isdu)n n lljt- biigbtnesi of Eternal Light. 

The unspotted mirror of God's Majesty and the image of His Goodness: 

— The Book of Wisdom. 

Wherever you hear the facuhy and Alumnae of Our Lady of the Elms discussing their special 
prides, you may be sure Helen Lichwell will be numbered among them. Intellectual magnitude vied 
with simplicity and modesty to produce Helen. 

With astounding versatility and equal ease Helen delivers a thesis in Philosophy, a trans- 
lation in Latin, Spanish, or French. We are given to marvelling at her seemingly effortless persual 
of the Arts and Sciences. But a little reflection reminds us that the race that produced such gifted 
people as Chopin, Paderewski and Mme. Curie, also produced Helen. 

Tho her most genuine triumphs have sounded forth from classroom walls, Helen's activities 
have been many and diverse. The Musical Clubs claim her as a violinist. The newly-formed 
Monsigiior Doyle Science Circle elected her as its first president and with splendid efficiency she has 
conducted the duties of the office. Last, but not least, the Year Book Staff names her among its 
members and is indebted to her for its Art section. 

Ls it any wonder that we who have shared her, say adieu with these words. — As a student we 
have revered you; as a friend we have loved you; in the future we are confident we will boast of 
having known you. 

Sodality 1, 2, 3, 4; Metaphysical Club 3; Social Action Club 4; Le Cercle Franfais 
1, 2, 3, 4; La Coric Ca\tcllana 1, 2, 3, 4, Treasurer 2, President 4; Monsignor 
Doyle Science Club 4, President 4; College Orchestra 2, 3, 4; Art Editor, Asso- 
ciate Editor of Elmata. 





122 Franklin St., Greenfield, Mass. 

'Nor is the wide world ignorant of her worth: 
— Shakespeare. 

Cool, calm, and collected, Anna is seldom disturbed by the fluctuations of spirit which sway 
the rest of us. This tall, fair friend of ours pursues her way, carefree and happy. This may account 
for many of the pranks in the Senior dorm. She expresses the acme of friendship, true and lasting; 
and her willingness to lend a helping hand has made many of our days lighter. 

Ann is one to whom we naturally apply the term "good student." Her efficiency in every 
class has been a constant source of admiration and she is especially adept at languages. Whether 
translating Caesar's Gallic Campaign ot Seneca's "Litterae Morales, " Ann gives not only a fluent 
English translation, but can explain the syntax of the Latin itself. Her ability in French has been 
recognized by her election to the Presidency of "Le Cercle Fran^ais." Under her able leadership a 
new spirit has been infused into this club, which is functioning more actively and efficiently than 
ever before. 

Her love for all that is fine and beautiful is aptly manifested by her keen taste for literature, 
and especially poetry. Her leisure hours are almost entirely spent in the style of any true book-lover. 

With this combination of the assets of a good friend and student, the result must surely be 
the happiness and the success Ann merits. 

Athletic Association 4; Sodality 1, 2, 3, 4; Metaphysical Club 3; Social Action 4; 
Le Cercle Fran^ais 1, 2, 3, 4, President 4; Monsignor Doyle Science Club 4; 
Chairman of Refreshments, Junior Prom; Class Historian. 

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73 GiRARD Ave., Springfield, Mass. 

"Grace ivus in all her steps, heaven in her eye, 
In every gesture dignity and love." 

— Milton. 

"The perfect sophisticate" of the Class of '37 was Arabelle. In spite of her numerous 
freckles and pert nose, she had the poise and dignity of a queen. 

For words of more than five syllables you could always count on Arabelle; and het 
r"E a D"iness to impart information concerning Holy Cross was astounding. 

We could seldom catch Claire in a melancholy mood, and if we happened to be in the 
vicinity when she was witnessing anything humorous we would be immediately affected by her 
contagious giggle. 

However our Arabelle did give us a little worry at Prom times, when she would start her 
semi-annual diet; and again when she would attempt to prove the strength of her will power. Her 
slogan "House work and Home work" will always bring to our minds Arabelle hastening to catch 
the two or three twenty-five bus for home. 

Arabelle on the basketball court and before the Oral Expression class presented quite a 
contrast. In a basketball game she displayed that she was capable of gestures, and then some! 

The Glee Club owes her a vote of thanks both for her vocal support, and for her energetic 
work as Librarian, which position kept Claire busy fourth period every Monday for four years. 

As Class Secretary in Freshman year, and as Vice-President in Junior and Senior years, she 
acted with all the dignity becoming these respective offices. 

Arabelle you will claim a great portion of our love and memories. As you prepare to go 
into the busy world, we say to you — 

"Be thou the rainbow to the storms of life, 
The evening beam that steals the cloud away, 
And tints tomorrow with prophetic ray!" 

Sodality 1, 2, 3, 4; Metaphysical Club 3; Social Action Club 4; Le Cercle Fran(ais 
1, 2, 3, 4; Athletic Association 1, 2, 3, 4; Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4, Librarian 1, 2, 
3, 4; Monsignor Doyle Science Club 4; Class Secretary 1; Vice-President 3, 4; 

Class Marshal. 


564 Springfield St., Chicopee, Mass. 

"Thou wert my guide, philosopher, and friend." 


Peg came to us our Sophomore year, having transferred from Westfield State Teachers Col- 
lege. We sometimes wonder if her former chissmates at Westfield fully realized their loss. At any 
rate, her cheerful countenance and friendly greeting have made the halls of O. L. E. a more pleasant 
place to be these past three years. 

Peg's oratorical ability was made evident by her participation in the Oral Expression Ct>ntest 
of 1936, and she shone, also, as a member of the Debating Club. 

Competent as a representative of Our Lady of the Elms College, she was sent as one of the 
delegates to the meeting of the International Federation of Catholic Alumnae, held at Regis College 
last fall. 

As a publicity manager for the Elmata and Senior Promenade, we could have made no better 
choice, for Peg has fulfilled these duties in a most commendable manner. 

Peg's carefree manner, charming personality, and sincere friendship along with her ability 
as a speaker have made a lasting and pleasant impression upon us. 

Now, as the time of farewell draws near, we predict your future. Peg, as one of success 
and happiness. 

Sodality 3, 4; Metaphysical Club 3; Social Action Club 4; Le Cercle Frjiifjis 
4; Monsignor Doyle Science Club 4; M. J. B. Debating Club 2, 3, 4; Dramatic 
Club 2, 3, 4; Class Delegate, I. F. O. C. A. Regis ; Oratorical Contest 3; Publicity 
Manager of Elmata; Chairman of Publicity, Senior Prom. 



"By harmony our souls are sway'd 
By harmony the u orld uas made." 

— Granville. 

Even before we stepped into a philosophy class, Ev was defending the thesis "True Natural 
Rights Exist. " Occasionally there were adversaries, but Ev never failed to score at least a moral 
victory. Her arguments were methodical and fascinating. First, it was the "appeal to the emotions." 
If these were unsuccessful she followed with "persuasive speech." If necessary — and it often was — 
the logic of the scholastics, or the rich oratory of a Gaelic emancipator — circumstances dictated the 
choice — was used. If triumphant, Ev s happy smile proclaimed that "right is might"; if not she 
found consolation in the fact that "there is justice in heaven." 

But Ev's path through college life has not been stormy. Her days were filled with laughter — 
to which she would probably add, "and my nights with study." Ev was always a fine student and 
balanced her academic career with active participation in all else that should interest a student. 
Her rich and mellow voice was always welcomed, whether in the double quartet, chanting the sub- 
lime, or in duet with Bunny, rollicking through the ridiculous. 

No day of Ev's was complete unless it included her daily jaunt for "tiffin". 

If ever there is a dual personality it is hers. On campus her happy-go-lucky air, her hilarious 
account of her latest escapade, and her keen appreciation of "class-room classics," all proclaim the 
dashing Ev. But once she is beyond the confines of the study hall, we see a smartly and tastefully 
dressed person — Ev at one of our proms. 

Such frankness and sincerity as are Ev's must carry her far indeed. May you always have the 
courage of your convictions, Ev, and the strength of character which have been so characteristic of you. 

Sodality 1, 2, 3, 4; Dramatic Club 1, 2, 3, 4, Vice-President 3; Athletic Associa- 
tion 1, 2, 3, 4; Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Double Quartet 2, 3, 4; Metaphysical 
Club 3; Social Action Club 4; College Play 2, 3, 4; Monsignor Doyle Science 
Club 4; Chairman of Decorations, Senior Prom. 



49 West St., Milford, Mass. 

"With grace to uin. with heart to hold." 

— Emerson. 

Here we have a concrete explanation of why the gentlemen are stepping aside in favor of the 
ladies. And why shouldn't they when a person as willing and as capable as Louise is available. 
As pilot of our class for the entire four years of our days at the Elms, she has steered our bark 
through calm and troubled waters alike. Her steady hand and her ready assistance have directed 
every one of our activities to success. She has faced every problem squarely and openly, solving it 
to the best of her ability and with the good of the class constantly in mind. As entertainment in 
her leisure time Louise enjoys good dramas, and loves to spend an evening at a Court Square pro- 
duction. Her own dramatic ability is far above the average, and has been applauded generously 
by audiences in our own Auditorium. Her clear voice has rung out eloquently whenever a play, 
a debate, or an oratorical contest has been in progress. Her gracious and charming manner makes 
friends of strangers; and her queenly poise and cultured refinement make her the cynosure of all 
eyes in any one of our gatherings. In the informal atmosphere of the study hall, there is no one 
who contributes as much to the general good humor as Louise; for she is full of clever, original 
witticisms, and her own bubbling spirit is transmitted to each of her listeners. We are grateful to 
her for her capable leadership, enchanted by her lovely voice, charmed by her pleasing personality, 
and cheered by her genial spirit. 

Sodality 1, 2, 4; Le Cercle Fran(ais 1, 2, 3, 4; Monsignor Doyle Science Club 
4; Metaphysical Club 3; Social Action 4; M. J. B. Debating Club 1, 2, 3, 4, Vice- 
President 3, President 4; Dramatic Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4; 
Athletic Association 1, 2, 3, 4; College Play 3, 4; Delegate to L F. O. C. C. at 
Regis; Class President 1, 2, 3, 4; Oratorical Contest 1, 2, 3, 4; First Prize 3. 

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68 Elmwood Ave., North Adams, Mass. 

•She IS so jy€€, so kind, so upt, so blessed a disposition." 

— Shakespeare. 

A pair of laughing eyes, a pleasant smile, a hearty greeting, and a warm handclasp are our 
partmg recollections of Dot. These evidences of a radiant geniality are but embellishments of an 
inner sincerity and a love for all things. An abounding spirit of eagerness and persistence have led 
her to accomplishments in every phase of ci)llege life. Scholastic tasks, however difficult and fore- 
boding, were daily surnn)unted by Dot's earnest and capable endeavors. Prowess on the athletic 
held and skill as the inspiring leader of our basketball team for three years were exponents of her 
vigorous health and alert mind. 

An innate graciousness and an abundance of pleasantness spell the extent of her charm in 
our social life. There is yet another characteristic of this winsome lass which merits commemoration 
— that of a musical temperament which reaches its fullest expression in the rhythmic pursuits of our 
Proms and parties and which was climaxed this year in the worthy choice of our Dot as President 
of the Glee Club. 

Jntimate association with her has made us aware of the fact that sublimating her many gifts 
IS a spiritual beauty and a deeply abiding faith. Because of the embodiment of these varied 
capabilities, we predict with assurance her singular success in life itself, in the enjoyment of a host 
of friends, and the fulfillment of desired goals. 

Thus we greet you. Dot, and as the loving comrade of our joys and woes, we bid you adieu. 

Sodality 1, 2, 3, 4; Metaphysical Club 3. Vice-President 3; Social Action Club, 
Secretary 4; Le Cercle Fran(ais 1, 2, 3, 4; Monsignor Doyle Science Club 4; 
M. J. B. Debating Society 1, 4; Dramatic Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4, 
Vice-President 3, President 4; Athletic Association 1, 2, 3, 4; Captain Basketball 
1, 2, 3; Sophomore Class Secretary; Chairman Ring Committee 3; Associate 

Editor of Elmata. 




Marion Desnoyer's scintillating personality, her sparkling sense of humor, as 
contrasted with the seriousness and depth ot her character, were elements which have 
stamped her image on our minds as a friend we once knew and will always remember. 

Geraldine Aronson's call to the religious life brought joy and sadness into our 
midst. Sadness, because we were to lose a loyal friend, and joy, because it meant future 
happiness for Geraldine, and another soldier enlisted in the service of God on earth. 

Our loss was the Sisters of St. Joseph's gain, when Theresa Corbeille entered 
their fold. Her quiet charm added much to the happy course of our Freshman year. 

Although Beatrice Mayer was with us but a short time, we will always remember 
With delight the amount of spirit beneath that quiet exterior. 

Theresa Savage was one of our greatest losses. Her gay, infectious laughter still 
echoes in our ears, as it will echo in the ears of all who hear it. 

After contributing much to our happiness for a year and a half, Josephine Skalko 
left us during our Sophomore year to concentrate all her efforts on bringing marital 
happiness to Francis Corriden. 

Evelyn Hennessey exchanged the black uniform for a white one during the 
Sophomore year. With her charming manner, she will certainly be successful in her 
nursing career, but our only fear is that the hospital will be filled with young men feign- 
ing illness. 

At the end of our Sophomore year, Betty McCarthy deserted us for Business 
College, but she will long remain in our memories for her vivifying personality, her 
sense of humor, and her cheery laugh. 

After having Betty Collins in our ranks for two years, it was hard to get along 
without her. We missed the daily stimulus of her loyal friendship and keen wit. 

In her quiet, unassuming way, Kathleen O'Neil joined our ranks Sophomore 
year. Our joy at receiving her was equalled only by our sadness in losing her during 
our Senior year. 


X — 

Class History 

Scene: A girl's room. 
Time: June, 1937. 

Characters: Anne College and Bunny Friend. 

ANNE COLLEGE has recently returned to her home town after completing four 
years at the College of Our Lady of the Elms. On a rainy afternoon in June 
she and her pal, Bunny Friend, are reminiscing about the letters which Anne 
has written to Bunny since her first days at college. 

B/nmy — Now wait a minute, Anne; let's start at the beginning. Here's the very first 
letter. (Reading) — "Em so lonesome. The girls are lovely and the nuns are very 
kind ; but I don't think I can stay here. 'We had the Mass of the Holy Ghost this 
morning and classes commenced immediately afterward. I want to go home!" 

Anne — You know, I always was sorry I wrote that letter because almost at once I began 
to enjoy myself. First came the party given to us by the Seniors. 'Why, that 
changed the whole complexion of things ! Marion Kennedy was our spokesman 
that night. Then came class election.s — Louise 'Welch was chosen as President ; 
Josephine Skalko, Vice-President; Claire Reavey, Secretary; Marion Kennedy, 

Bunny — Look! You were in a good mood when you wrote this — "We had the Silver 
Bridge the other afternoon and honestly, Bunny, it was grand! The Sodality knows 
how to make a bridge party successful. Yesterday we finished the annual retreat 
and we're feeling so very good. Father Kelly from Boston College was the retreat 
master and his opening words made a lasting impression on my mind. He said — 
"It is later than you think!" "Well, I guess you were rather late in appreciating 
your college. 

Anne — Oh, from then until Thanksgiving vacation things happened so quickly that I 
forgot to be homesick. We had our first "Parent's Day", then came a grand 
Hallowe'en party. Right after that I discovered what Shakespeare Institute meant. 
Dr. Frederick Paulding gave several wonderful interpretations of some Shake- 
spearean dramas. 

Bunny — I remember that. Didn't Father Cusack come from Auriesville to lecture just 

about that time? 
Anne — Yes, that's true. 

Bunny — When you were home for Christmas vacation all we heard about was the Christ- 
mas party and the carols sung by the Glee Club. You also repeated several times 
that you were just dying for the Junior Prom. Say, you waxed eloquent on those 
two subjects. 


Anue—Well. they were worth ever)- bit of praise. Those rwo weeks before the Prom 
were exciting except for the small matter of mid year exams: but we took those 
in our stride. The Prom was perfect ! Oh ! — Oh ! 

Forget your - ohing - and listen to this— The great Father Bernard Hubbard 
came to the Elms, and gave the most interesting lecture I have ever heard." Further 
on you wrote— The Musical Clubs and Dramatic Societ)- performed the other 
night, and our classmates who participated were a real pride to the Freshmen. ' 

A>i!?e — Soon after that we were prouder than ever when Louise Welch and Evelyn 
Hennessey represented our class in the annual Oratorical Contest. They were 
splendid ! 

Bui!>!) — Evidently you didn't have time to write any more letters that year. 
A>iiie — Time! Didn't I tell you about our initiation into the famous Commencement 
week rehearsals.-* 

Bufni) — Yes, indeed: I sympathized with you for exactly two hours on just that subject. 
Anne — (dreamily) — But the aaivities were glorious, and that Senior Prom seemed just 

about as good as the Junior Prom. Miss O'Reilly received the Via Veritatis medal 

that year. 

B//w;7)— Say! We covered the high-lights of your Freshman year m short order. Let s 
see what comes next. 

Butit2) — Heres the first letter I received from you Sophomore year. (Readmg) ' It 

seems good to know the ropes this year, and to be just a little superior to the 

Freshmen. The Freshmen are very nice, but they come from very funny places. 

Did you ever hear of Leominster, Uxbridgc or Hadley.^" 
Anne — Oh yes, I remember hearing those names for the first time the night of the 

Freshmen part)-. We had a perfea time that night. 
Bunny — Here's some more of the same letter — (reading) — "Class eleaions were held 

today. Louise Welch is President, Bett)- Collins. Vice-President: Dorothy Wildman. 

Secretary; Marian Kennedy, Treasurer. " 

Anne — Then came retreat. Father Dolan was retreat master that year. Wings were 

sprouting from most of us by the fourth day. 
Bunny — Here's a letter telling about the Hallowe'en part)- you had. 
Anne — Oh yes — Dot Wildman represented our class by taking the prize for the best 

looking costume. I remember the home-made doughnuts we had. They certainly 

disappeared fast! And then — the next day was Cap and Gown Sunday, and the 

Seniors began the last of their college days. 
Bunny — Here s a letter saying that Dr. Paulding arrived. 

Anne — Yes. he was with us for a week and again we learned to appreciate more fully 
the works of Shakespeare. 


Bunny — After that thinsjs seem to have quieted down for awhile. (Picking up another 
letter and reading) "Our official timekeepers, Rita Ford and Betty Hannigan, are 
keeping us informed of the days, the hours and the minutes until the Thanksgiving 
vacation. I've had my bag packed for a week." 

Aiiiie — (interrupting) — It's funny how quickly we could pack a bag, and yet how long 
it took us to unpack one. 

Bunny — Then, all too soon, your Thanksgiving vacation was over, and I saw you dash- 
ing off to catch the train to Springfield. 

Anne — Yes, and shortly after we arrived, we began cramming for e.\ams; but they were 
soon in the past and we began planning for the Christmas party. 

Bunny — That took place the night before you came home, didn t it.^ 

Anne — That's right. And again it stands out in my mind as the big event of the year. 
The Glee Club certainly deserved credit for their grand rendition of all our favorite 
Christmas carols. 

Bunny — And then came Christmas vacation, and you were home for two weeks. 

Anne — After we returned Father Hubbard lectured for us at the Auditorium in Spring- 
field, and a few days later he honored us with a private lecture at the college. 

Bunny — Shortly after that Lent began, and you wrote me about the rehearsals that were 
beginning for your Passion Play — "Pilate's Daughter." 

Anne — Yes, that was presented Palm Sunday, and before eight o'clock there was "stand- 
ing room only. " It was a pleasing financial as well as spiritual success. 

Bunny — Easter Vacation came and went, and once more I saw you board the train for 

A)ine — Did I write you about the Oratorical contest? We were represented by three 
members of our class — Louise Welch, Catherine Germain, and Betty McCarthy. 

Bunny — Yes, and here's a letter about Mary's Day. That was the day you dedicated 
your new shrine of the Blessed Virgin. 

Anne — That same day we had a Mother and Daughter tea. The Fashion Show was 
presented as the main feature of the afternoon. Several of the girls were models. 

Bunny — Shortly after, came those finals you wrote about so much. 

Anne — As usual we worried a great deal about them; but we all pulled through — more 
or less. Then came the best week in the year — Commencement week. Miss Sophie 
del Valle from Mexico was the Veritatis medalist of that year. All too soon we 
bade goodbye to the new alumnae, and we returned home — members of the Junior 


Anne — I don't need any letter to remind me of the third year. Jolly Juniors! It was a 
grand and glorious feeling. 

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Bunny — Let me refresh your memory! Oh yes, here's your first epistle — "Just finished 
electing class officers. Louise Welch was elected President; Clarie Reavey, Vice- 
President; Mary Lalor, Secretary, and Bernardine Conaty, Treasurer. " 

Anne — Why, Bunny, it was soon afterwards tliat our beloved Vice-President of the 
College died. That year we made a beautiful retreat under the guidance of the late 
Father Tivnan. May God rest their souls. 

Bunny — This letter is very worthy of your great descriptive abilities — "Through rain 
and snow and sleet we marched to the chapel for the Cap and Gown services." 
Why, it's almost poetical. 

Anne — It was more than that — it was freezing (well almost) but that didn't keep us 
from appreciating the joyousness and solemnity of the occasion. 

Bunny (reading) — Til be home within two days for Christmas vacation; but before 
that we will have our party. Must dash out now and buy my gift for the tree; 
so good-bye until I see you. " Certainly, Junior year made you breezy, even in your 
letter writing. 

Anne — Maybe it was a good thing because we breezed right through our mid-years 
although we were knee-deep in Prom preparations. I can close my eyes and see 
every detail of those preparations — the ladders, notes, instruments, finding glue 
in the most unexpected places, and always looking for something or other. 

Bunny — All you ever said to me was — "Oh, it was the grandest Prom that the gym will 
ever see!" 

Anne — Every word was true. Didn't I write you a lengthy letter about the Valentine 
party, which was given soon after the Prom? That was the night the glamour of 
former glory was doomed to fade. 

Bunny — Here's a very dramatic description of the flood — "Boiled water, trips to the 
tower, most of the day students absent! Bunny, I was so afraid that something 
was going to happen." It did, dear, but the Elms was fortunate. 

Anne (abstractly) — Yes — yes — . I was just thinking that we started rehearsals for 
"Pilate's Daughter" at that time. We made new costumes that year, and I'll never 
forget the intricate designs. The play proved to be just as successful as the former 

Bunny — This letter winds up your Junior year — "Exams are ended! We are preparing 
for Commencement and in the meantime we're having a good time. Yesterday the 
Juniors and Seniors were the guests of Reverend Mother John Berchman's at Mount 
Marie. It was a perfect day in every respect — a red letter day in my college 

Anne — Everything about that year was perfect. Mrs. McGoldrick was the Via Veritatis 
medalist, and Dr. John R. Rooney was named our new Vice-President. 

Bunny — Pardon the interruption — "The Juniors have become Seniors and next year at 
this time we will be sorry that Commencement is so near." 




Anne (picking up a letter) — September, Nineteen Hundred and Thirty-Six — the begin- 
ning of the end! This was written a few days after I arrived at Our Lady of the 
Elms for my Senior year. Let's see (reading) — "Classes started September 
eighteenth with the Mass of the Holy Ghost in the morning. Class officers were 
elected Tuesday — Louise Welch is again President of the Class. She has led our 
class for three years and she is a capable and efficient leader. Claire Reavey and 
Bernardine Conaty are Vice-President and Treasurer respectively. Kay King is 
the Secretary." 

Bunny — Here's your letter about Elms Night. You seemed to have enjoyed it immensely. 
Anne — Yes, especially so ; because it was the first time we had gathered with our new 

Vice-President, Dr. Rooney. 
Bunny — Retreat was later that year, wasn't it.-* 

Anne — Yes, that was the year the chapel was redecorated. For weeks we dodged staging 
and falling plaster; but finally the redecorating was finished and we had a beautiful 
new chapel. 

Bunny — Dr. Paulding returned that year, didn't he? 

Anne — Yes, once more, he returned to dramatize in his own inimitable way the "Mer- 
chant of Venice. " And then leaving Shakespeare, he gave us dramatizations of 
other works — the two outstanding being Rostand's "Cyrano de Bergerac" and 
Sheridan's "School for Scandal." 

Bunny — Here's the letter that you wrote me about your trip to the Mission Exhibit. 
I enjoyed reading about the various orders of priests and nuns that are doing such 
good work in the missions. 

Anne — Yes, that was a big surprise given to us by Reverend Mother. The Mission 
Exhibit was very interesting. I think we sang every song we ever knew on the 
ride back from Worcester to Springfield. I'll always remember that day as one 
of the best of my college days. 

Bunny (picking up a letter) — Once again you wrote to me of Cap and Gown Sunday, 
and this time it was your own Cap and Gown Sunday. 

Anne — Yes, it was a lovely day but a sad reminder that our days at O. L. E. were 
drawing to a close. 

Bunny — Then, again Thanksgiving vacation came and went. 

Anne — Yes, and during the vacation I went to the Senior Dance at the Hotel Bridgway. 
Bunny — That was for the benefit of the Elmata, wasn't it? 

Anne — Yes, and thanks to the hard work and co-operation of the co-chairmen, Roberta 

Decker and Mary Lalor, the dance was a grand success. 
Bunny — This year there didn't seem to be much time between your Thanksgiving and 

Christmas vacations. 


Anne — No, there wasn't. The annual Christmas party came very soon after we returned 
from Thanksgiving vacation, and soon we were home again. 

Bunny (picking up a letter) — Here's a letter you wrote after Christmas vacation — (read- 
ing) — "We're having a drive right now to raise money for our yearbook. We had 
a beano game a few nights ago, and although the profits were rather small, all who 
were there enjoyed themselves. Today we took over the Cafeteria for the day. 
We donated and sold our own food. The underclassmen gave us fine support 
which helped make it the success that it was." 

Anne — Let's see. We presented "Pilate's Daughter" again that year and two days later 
the Seniors at last obtained the coveted Senior privilege and set out for home a 
day before the underclassmen. After Easter the days were filled with rehearsals 
and various events. Mary's Day was as lovely as ever and the Mother and Daughter 
tea was a climax to a perfect day. 

Bunny — Here's a letter you wrote me shortly before commencement week — (reading) — 
"The Oratorical Contest is to be held soon. Louise Welch and Bernardine Conaty 
have been chosen to represent our class. The Public Debate is scheduled for Mon- 
day. The question for debate is: Resolved that the Supreme Court of the United 
States should be revised. Catherine Germain and Louise Welch are the chosen 
debaters of the Senior class. " Your next letter says: "Our Commencement speakers 
were given out this morning; Helen Lichweli, Valedictorian; Barbara J. Gately, Salu- 
tatorian ; Dorothy E. Wildman, Commencement Orator." Here is your last letter: 
"On May sixteenth, the International Federation of Catholic Alumnae held its ninth 
annual convention at our College. The campus was thronged with alumnae rep- 
resenting Colleges and Academies throughout the East. The speaker for the occasion 
was the Rev. Fr. Lyons, S. J. of Shadowbrook. Rev. Fr. Quinlan, Supervisor of 
Schools in Boston officiated at Benediction assisted by Dr. Rooney, Vice-President 
of our College." 

Anne — Then, exams were the last hurdle to conquer and Commencement week was upon 
us all too soon. That was a busy week! Let's see, first our class play — "The Cradle 
Song" — a fine dramatization of a fine play. After that, our picnic with the Juniors 
and then last but not least — the night of nights — the Senior Prom! Sweet music, 
soft lights and a tropical setting! What more could one ask for? But all too 
soon our College days were over. The great moment of graduation came and at 
last we had our coveted degrees. 

Bunny — Say — in just twenty minutes I have discovered more things about your college 
days than I ever knew during your four years. It's like closing a book you have 
just read — you'll probably never look at the print again but the story remains in 
your memory forever. 

Bernardine A. Conaty, 
Anna P. Looney. 

( 50) 

Class Songs 

A Medley 

We're Seniors, true to O. L. E., 

Our Alma Mater dear. 
The years have flown 

As our love has grown 
Since we were Freshmen here. 
Our steps she guided from the day 
We entered in these realms. 
Let us worthily pledge our loyalty 

To Our Lady of the Elms. 

As Seniors, we sing. Alma Mater dear, 
Of the love we hold for you. 
We grieve to think that soon we'll pass 
From your portals and care so true. 
Though years may bear us far apart. 
And we see no more these realms. 
We will be ever true to thee, 
Our Dear Lady of the Elms. 

» Catherine V. Germain. 


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, Claire A. Reavey. 


Class Will 


E, the Class of 1937, of the College of Our Lady of the Elms, City of Chicopee, 
State of Massachusetts, being of sound mind, memory, and judgment, consider- 
ing the uncertainty of this frail and transitory life, do hereby make, ordain, and 
publish this to be our last will and testament, and do earnestly desire that these, our 
last requests, be carried out as hereinafter directed. 

To the Faculty, our silent expression of the something we cannot say, the some- 
thing we can only feel. We also leave them a telephone directory which will enable 
them to find the telephone number of the absentees. 

To the Junior Class, we leave a special reminder to look in the library for a 
translation of "Seneca's Letters" before they begin to translate them. We also give 
them our Senior Privileges, signed, sealed, and delivered. 

To the Sophomores, we leave a book on how to conduct a successful Junior Prom; 
and a key to the browsing room so that they can be certain that they may use the room 
the night of the Prom. 

To the Freshmen, we leave a book on courtesy, so that they will not have to be 
reminded of their bad manners, when they become Seniors. 

Mary Lalor leaves her inexhaustible fund of practical jokes and puns to anyoiie 
who appreciates the fine points of this art. 

Dorothy Wildman wills her "early morning radio programs' to Florence Dunn; 
so that she may start the day with music. 

Bernardine Conaty leaves her subscription to the Boston Globe to anyone who is 
interested in doing the daily puzzle. 

To a far too sophisticated world, we leave the natural charm and lovable dearness 
of Lucille Champoux. 

Louise Welch leaves her unselfish endeavors for the good of the class to Edna 

Marie Foley leaves her quiet way and manner to the Freshmen, hoping that when 
they are Seniors they will be as dignified as this year's Senior Class. 

Sally Hallein leaves a book of car-tickets to Catherine Syner so that she will be able 
to provide the Juniors with tickets. 

Betty Hannigan leaves her permission for getting in at 11.45 P. M. to Rosemary 
Cummings and Marie Ford, hoping that they will be able to use it more often than she 
did during her Junior and Senior years. 

Rita Ford leaves her weekly "Sunday Permission " to Mary Fogarty, hoping she 
won't abuse it; and also that she will arrive at O. L. E. in time for Holy Hour. 


To the scholarly, Helen Lichwell leaves her ability to be both a real student and 
a heap of fun. 

Ann Hoar leaves her serious outlook on life to Zate Decker. 

To the brave, Claire Reavey leaves her spectacular nonchalance. 

Kay King leaves her ethereal look on Monday morning after having spent Sunday 
night under the spell of the golden moon, to Marion Cantwell. 

Anna Looney leaves her end "cube" to the Sophomore who likes to clean daily, 
and who always has everything in Al order. 

Marion Kennedy leaves "Horace", which is Marion's car, to her sister Connie, with 
the expressed caution not to park two or three hours in a one hour parking space in the 
City of Springfield. 

Barbara Gately leaves to Helen Currier her duty of passing out papers, and running 
errands in Philosophy. 

Catherine Germain leaves her position of chief executive of the "Fix-up Dance 
Cooperation" of O. L. E. to Deborah Clancy. 

Eileen Fleming grants Therese Welch the privilege of collecting 5c from all her 
passengers from Chicopee to Springfield, and vice versa, so that she will always have a 
sufficient amount of gas. 

Ruth Dunleavy leaves Ruth Dineen her ability for selling tickets for all the various 
activities at O. L. E. 

Peg Shea leaves to Mary O Shea, an aspiring Sophomore, her ability to have an 
answer ready for all the Profs. 

Evelyn Welch leaves her position in the Double-Quartet to Rita Corridan. 

To the College we leave a flock of sheep to keep the grass on the tennis courts cut 
and to supply sheepskins free of charge to graduates, worthy of receiving a degree. 

To every purchaser of this book we leave our respect for their good taste. 

We hereby appoint the Sophomore Class, our sister Class, as executors without 
bond, with full power to sell, convey, rent, mortgage all our said property upon such 
terms and conditions as they may deem to be for the best interests of our estate. 

Signed, sealed, and witnessed this third day of June nineteen hundred and thirty- 

Roberta Decker. 

Witnesses: Mary Lalor, 
Ann Hoar. 




Dr. Rooney 

IME has given us but a few short months to know our new Vice-President. Yet, 
in this brief interval, we have come to love and revere him. He has proven in 
very deed the kind and gentle priest he appeared to be when we caught our first 
glimpse of him at last year's Commencement. Eagerly we had awaited the announce- 
ment of the successor of our late beloved Monsignor Doyle. When our revered Bishop 
and President introduced Dr. Rooney, each and every one of us sincerely felt that Our 
Lady of the Elms was indeed fortunate to have secured the leadership of such a com- 
petent director. 

Dr. Rooney was born in Pittsfield, was educated in the Pittsfield schools, and 
St. Charles College, Cantonsville, Md., pursuing his priestly studies at St. Mary's Semi- 
nary, Baltimore, and the Catholic University, Washington, D. C. Here he received the 
degrees of A. M., S. T. B., and Ph. D. He was ordained in Baltimore Cathedral, May, 
1916, by the late Cardinal Gibbons. After ordination, he was appointed to parish duties 
at St. Bernard's, Fitchburg, by the late Bishop Beaven. In 1924, Dr. Rooney was named 
Professor of Education at the Catholic University of America, where he taught for nine 
years. "In 1933, he returned to the Springfield Diocese as Pastor of All Saints at Ware, 
Mass. On June 7, 1936, his new position as Vice-President of the College was announced 
by Bishop O'Leary. He also takes Monsignor Doyle's place as Pastor of St. Patrick's 
in Chicopee Falls, and as Diocesan Supervisor of Schools. 

As our Senior Year is drawing to a close, we of '37 deeply regret that we cannot 
remain longer as students under his gentle guidance. He has held up to us his ideal 
Elms girl. He has taught us what she who wishes to attain this ideal must do. It is 
our sincere desire that we, his first graduating class, may go forth from our Alma Mater 
determined to preserve forever our noble heritage of Catholic culture. 

For his kindness and sympathetic attention to our problems, we are deeply grateful. 
May God grant Dr. Rooney many years in office, and may His blessing be forever upon 
him and his work at Our Lady of the Elms. 

Marie B. Foley. 


Our Beloved Dean 
Sr. Mary Baptista 

OD called this noble laborer in His vineyard to Himself in July of 1936. We of 
'37 will ever remember Sr. Mary Baptista as the kindly nun who greeted us when 
we, as timid Freshmen, matriculated at Our Lady of the Elms. Throughout our 
Freshman year, she was always at hand to help us in our difficulties. However, we were 
to enjoy her gentle supervision for a short time only; for on returning from our Christmas 
vacation during our Sophomore year we found that illness had forced her to retire from 
office. Hopefully, but in vain, we watched for her return. Once again only were we 
to enjoy her presence. On that memorable visit to Mount Marie a year later, how we 
thrilled at her thoughtful recognition of each and every one of us! Not one had she 
forgotten. It was in mid-summer following that God called this noble soul to her 
eternal reward. 

Sr. Mary Baptista spent many years in the field of Catholic education ; and not a 
small proportion of the "many" was passed at Our Lady of the Elms. As teacher in 
the Academy, as Supervisor of Schools in the Springfield diocese, and as Dean of the 
College of Our Lady, she has been an integral part of our Alma Mater from the time 
of its small beginnings up to the present. Not a graduate but remembers and values 
her association with O. L. E. One of the earliest graduates from the academy expresses 
well the sentiments of all whom she trained as teachers: 

" 'Sister Baptista is dead!' This sorrowful message brought grief to the hearts of 
those alumnae whose undergraduate days spanned the early years of the academy — to 
whom Sister Baptista was teacher, counsellor, and friend. In those days. Sister had 
charge of training the pupil-teachers, — then an untried experiment in Catholic Education 
in our diocese, and her courses in psychology and pedagogy are still a part of the tradi- 
tion of the Elms. In addition to the sharing of her intellectual gifts, associations with 
Sister Baptista, for the pioneer members of the Alumnae, are inseparable from the 
Commencement Reunions at our Alma Mater where visits with Sister Baptista were 
cherished as happy interludes in the busy activities of life. 

"Pride in the Academy's achievements that only the years can bring to fruition, is 
tempered with regret at the passing of those who contributed much in inspiration and 
scholarship to the development of the school. The Elms is young enough to have 
maintained a degree of continuity with the past in her faculty; but is old enough to 
have suffered losses in her leaders that are inevitable with the passing years. Sister 
Baptista was a member of the faculty in the first years of the Academy's existence. Her 
prudence and kindliness exerted upon the character and lives of the young women under 
her care an influence that is far reaching. With her high standards, and with her love 


for beauty and goodness, she has enriched the countless Hves that have come under 
her guidance. 

"May the fruits of her noble life and work live on as long as Our Lady of the Elms 
serves youth, seeks beauty and goodness, and loves God." 

From the ranks of those who know her as a beloved supervisor, comes this tribute: 

"Perhaps no phase of her life work has left happier memories of Sr. Mary Baptista 
than her class room visits as supervisor. The gloom attached to the official significance 
of such visits was dispelled by the sunshine of her gracious personality. A friendly 
comment, a kindly inquiry for the absent, a gentle smile, and mutual understanding 
prevailed. With delicate skill she drew the best from each child; even the indifferent 
student, sensing her sympathy, responded to her tactful leadings, and drew from the 
experience new self-respect. Able at all times to draw from the field of literature, both 
sacred and profane, illustrations that enhanced and clarified a subject under discussion, 
she simply and unobtrusively shed the light of spiritual beauty about the most common- 
place subject matter. As a supervisor Sr. Mary Baptista was indeed inspirational in the 
class room to teacher and pupil." 

"When the College opened," continues a member of the Charter Class, "Sister 
Baptista was again doing pioneer work. We knew her as a teacher ; and we, who love 
the classics today, do so because Sister Baptista showed us their worth. My text of 
Horace will always be one of my treasures ; for its lines are intertwined with her valued 
commentations. We knew her as our Dean; and as we look back from our few years of 
contact with the world, we appreciate fully her tactful surmounting of the difficulties of 
her position. Ever competent, always wise in counsel, and sympathetic in understanding, 
she stands out in the memory of our days at the Elms. Worn out in the service of our 
beloved Alma Mater, she has gone to her reward — another of the great pioneers who 
have blazed the trail leading to new and fairer fields." 

We, the Class of "37, echo the sentiments of our predecessors. In her varied fields 
of labor our beloved Sister Dean touched many lives, and she touchd none which she 
did not adorn. May her memory stay with us always! 

Marie B. Foley. 



Esther C. Barnes 

N. Brookfield, Mass. 
Helen A. Benard 

Springfield, Mass. 
Mildred M. Clarke 

Springfield, Mass. 
Margaret Clifford 

Northampton, Mas.s. 
Katherine B. Curran 

Northampton, Mass. 
Margaret M. Cusack 

Westfield, Mass. 

Dorothy T. Adams 
Housatonic, Mass. 

Mary M. Barrett 
Holyoke, Mass. 

Helen C. Begley 
W. Springfield, Mass. 

Kathryn E. Brophy 
Waterbury, Conn. 

Rosalie M. Carroll 
Pittsfield, Mass. 

Helen J. Collins 
Springfield, Mass. 

Margaret E. Berger 
Webster, Mass. 

Mary F. Clancy 
Springfield, Mass. 

Grace M. Collins 
Springfield, Mass. 

Patricia A. Collins 
Thompsonville, Conn. 

Doris M. Clement 

Milford, Mass. 
Catherine C. Conaty 

Taunton, Mass. 
Dorothy M. Dowd 

Pittsfield, Mass. 
Clare C. Dugan 

Providence, R. I. 
Mildred R. Erickson 

Worcester, Mass. 
Mary G. Fish 

Worcester, Mass. 
Cecelia T. Ford 

Pittsfield, Mass. 

Rita M. Buckley 
Pittsfield, Mass. 

Margaret M. Canavan 
West Springfield, Mass. 

Mary A. Clifford 
Northampton, Mass. 

Elizabeth Conway 
Greenfield, Mass. 

Dorothy R. Cruze 
Springfield, Mass. 

Alice C. Donnellan 
Springfield, Mass, 

Mary E. Dalton 

Worcester, Mass. 
Katherine M. Daly 

Holyoke, Mass. 
Clare A. Devine 

Springfield, Mass. 
Esther E. Devine 

Chicopee Falls, Mass. 
Oranier C. Diamant 

Springfield, Mass. 
Margaret E. Dineen 

Springfield, Mass. 

Margaret R. Collins 

Worcester, Mass. 
Mary E. Coughlin 

Greenfield, Mass. 

Jean A. Cullen 
Lanesboro, Mass. 

Viola C. Daudelin 
Holyoke, Mass. 

Grace A. Flanagan 
Springfield, Mass. 

Dorothy K. Fleming 
Bridgeport, Conn. 

Catherine G. Flannery 
Springfield, Mass. 

Claudia M. Fleming 
Easthampton, Mass. 

Florence M. Fortin 
Chicopee, Mass. 

Catherine B. Gannon 
Adams, Mass. 

Mary C. Galway 

Bellows Falls, Vt. 
Mary A. Giblin 

Springfield, Mass. 
Irene C. Glista 

Enfield, Conn. 
Ruth M. Grady 

Chicopee, Mass. 
Frances D. Hardiman 

Worcester, Mass. 
Elmeda H. Harty 

Holyoke, Mass. 
Mary Ann Houlihan 

Holyoke, Mass. 

Margaret M. Driscoll 
Springfield, Mass. 

Elizabeth M. Fitzp.^trick 
Springfield, Mass. 

Philomene a. Gagne 
Ludlow, Mass. 

Madeline E. Garvey 
Chicopee Falls, Mass. 

Claire Gregory 
Worcester, Mass. 

Ruth M. Hanan 
Holyoke, Mass, 

Katherine M. Donaldson 

Springfield, Mass. 
Catherine M. Dunn 

Palmer, Mass. 
Mary G. Enright 

Springfield, Mass. 
Margaret M. Geran 

Holyoke, Mass. 
Marie L. Gillis 

Holyoke, Mass. 
Mary F. Greaney 

Worcester, Mass. 

Hazel F. Ford 

Springfield, Mass. 
Margaret M. Gallivan 

Holyoke, Mass. 

Alice R. Hallein 
W. Springfield, Mass. 

Gertrude C. Hallein 
W. Springfield, Mass. 

Helen E. Hearn 
Holyoke, Mass. 

Eleanor M. Lambert 
Pittsfield, Mass. 

Alice L. Hanan 

Holyoke, Mass. 
Eileen M. Larkin 

Holyoke, Mass. 
Mary E. Lynn 

Easthampton, Mass. 
Marjorie L McManus 

Fitchburg, Mass. 
Clara M. Moynahan 

Chicopee, Mass. 

F. Barbara Hughes 
Pittsfield, Mass. 

Mary V. Harrington 
Holyoke, Mass. 

Dorothy A. Lucas 
Pittsfield, Mass. 

Mary E. Manning 
Worcester, Mass. 

Muriel T. Manning 
Worcester, Mass. 

Kathleen E. McDermott 
Housatonic, Mass. 

Margaret M. Murphy 
Westfield, Mass, 

Cecilia E. Larose 

Holyoke, Mass. 
Gertrude M. Morrison 

Great Barrington, Mass. 
Mary V. Murphy 

Holyoke, Mass. 
Dorothy T. O Brien 

Chicopee, Mass. 
Alice F. Schnetzer 

Springfield, Mass. 
Mary C. Shea 

Holyoke, Mass. 

Mary F. Mahar 

Great Barrington, Mass. 
Margaret E. Maloney 

Leominster, Mass. 

Mary M. McDonough 

Springfield, Mass. 
Claire P. McLaughlin 

W. Springfield, Mass. 
Eileen M. Sullivan 

Holyoke, Mass. 
Gertrude B. Walsh 

Springfield, Mass. 
Ruth M. Walsh 

Springfield, Mass. 

Rose A. O Keefe 

Turners Falls, Mass. 
Eleanor F. Peck 

West Springfield, Mass. 
Beatrice G. Smith 

Worcester, Mass. 
Mary W. Sullivan 

North Brookfield, Mass. 
Edna M. Wood 

East Springfield, Mass. 

Kathleen F. Mungiven 
Providence, R. I. 

Kathleen L. O Leary 

Holyoke, Mass. 
Ruth P. Quinn 

Williamstown, Mass. 
Frances M. Simonick 

Chicopee, Mass. 
Helen C. Stone 

Pittsfield, Mass. 
Cecilia M. Sullivan 

Springfield, Mass. 
ViviANNE E. Wallace 

Indian Orchard, Mass. 
Margaret M. Walsh 

Springfield, Mass, 

Grace C. Kaley 

Springfield, Mass. 
Mary M. King 

Greenfield, Mass. 
Katherine T. McDonough 

Springfield, Mass. 
Rita M. McInnis 

Springfield, Mass. 
Anna M. McLellan 

Greenfield, Mass. 
Alice R. Moline 

Springfield, Mass. 

Rita M. O Dea 

Northampton, Mass. 
L. Stella Shaughness 

Jamaica, N. Y. 
Mary L. Smith 

New Britain, Conn. 
Julia K. Toole 

Springfield, Mass. 
Margaret H. Waltz 

Easthampton, Mass. 



Junior Class 

Presideut: Rita I. Ahearn 
Vice-President : Mary Ellen Quilty 
Secretary: Katherine M. Dwyer 
Treasurer: Dorothy C. Zielinski 

AFTER three years cf close contact with our successors we can speak with authority 
as to their abihty to fill our place. In drama this ability has been especially 
pronounced. Many of the most important roles in every presentation of 
"Pilate's Daughter " since its inception have been assumed by the Juniors. The Musical 
Clubs would be utterly lost without the members of this class while these same Juniors 
have starred as soloists in every concert that has been given under the sponsorship of 
these clubs. 

With such a musical background is it an)' wonder that their first Prom should be 
such a glowing success? The scene from the Southland, complete with cotton fields, 
darkies, and meeting-house was most appropriately decorated in green and silver, their 
class colors. But do not think that originality was the only admirable feature that con- 
tributed to the success of the Prom. Its practicality is attested by the fact that it not 
only received many a favourable comment as a social affair but that it was also a financial 

The loyalty of these Juniors has led them to our support in every endeavor with 
a zeal that has often carried them far beyond the limits of our expectations. So, we 
proceed on our way confident that these same admirable qualities will lead them to take 
our place in the best possible manner. 

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Junior Directory 

Rita I. Ahern 

Helen E. Auth 


Dorothy A. Brophv 


M. Virginia Campbell 


Rita L. Corridan 


Helen M. Currier 


Lucille H. Cushion 


Miriam T. Donovan 


Joan I. Dragon 


Florence A. Dunn 


K-^therine M. Dv:ter 

Frances M. Mangin 


Ann E. Maroney 


Louise C. McCann 


Marguerite M. Moore 

North Adams 

AL\rgaret M. Moriarty 

Kathleen N. O Brien 


Mary A. O'Brien 

Mary E. Quilty 


Mary A. Scanlon 


Elizabeth M. Stevens 


A. Catherine Syner 




Dorothy C. Zielinski 





\ — 

Sophomore Class 

Preside)! t: Edna F. Lunney 
Vice-President : Dolores T. Donlin 
Secretary: Gertrude L. Footit 
Treasurer: Eleanor T. Kelliher 

EP, loyalty, and originality plus, best describes our Sister Class, the Class of 
Thirty-nine. Their pep became manifest the very day of their arrival here at 
O. L. E. ; and since then we have seen and felt it on the basketball floor and 
in the tennis court. 

Always loyal to O. L. E., the Class of '39 proved their worth on the debatmg team, 
and even more so in the cast of "Pilate's Daughter." Talent to the nth degree can be 
found among our well loved Sophomores. The Glee Club would never be quite the 
same but for its Sophomore soloist ; the Dramatic Club and Debating Club will have a 
difficult time replacing the earnest "Thirty-Niners." 

In your quest for originality tarry not. Seek the "Sophs." Well do we remember 
the Hallowe'en Party, they gave us in honor of our seniority. The idea was novel and 
the entertainment the best. It was the first party given to us as Seniors, and shall be 
one of the last to slip from our memories. 

Our Sister Class was always an example of harmony and perfect cooperation. In 
every undertaking they acted as one. Nothing was too difficult for them to undertake. 
They worked as they played with all their hearts. 

The song you sang to us, dear Sisters, will ring in our ears and live in our hearts 
recalling memories fond and dear. May you think of and pray for us often in the years 
to come ; and may it be your good fortune to have as loyal a class of younger sisters as 
we found you to be. Something on the order of the immortal Tiny Tim, and with as 
much fervor, we say — God bless you every one. 



Josephine R. Albano 


Helen R. Barrett 


Margaret G. Bresnahan 


Philippa M. Burke 


Marion A. Cantwell 

Chicopee Falls 

Anne C. Carroll 


Marie E. Courtney 


Rosemary A. Cummings 


Marguerita M. Danahey 


Dolores T. Donlin 


Margaret P. Fitzpatrick 

Great Barrington 

Mary A. Fogarty 

Three Rivers 

Gertrude L. Footit 


Marie L. Ford 


Margaret M. Garvey 


Mary C. Giblin 


Anna E. Gillooly 


Helen G. Keegan 



Eleanor T. Kelleher 


Mary M. Larkin 


Anna L. Lehr 


Edna F. Lunney 

North Adams 

Mary M. Mahoney 

Mary A. Martinik 


Loretta R. McCarry 


Claire J. McCarthy 


Elizabeth A. McKenna 


Lillian J. Moggio 

Chicopee Falls 

Edna M. Morin 


Frances J. Mulholland 


Mary A. O'Connor 


Eleanor M. O'Herron 


Mary R. O'Shea 


Margaret M. Riley 

Chicopee Falls 

Therese a. Welch 



Freshman Class 

President: Virginia A. Adams 
Vice-President : Constance T. Kennedy 
Secretary: M. Agnes Gully 
Treasurer: Deborah M. Clancy 

UR first encounter with the class of 1940 was at the Freshman reception, — 
wherein we proved that receptions need not be formal affairs. They were wise 
even then, for they were submissive in the face of overpowering (we hope not 
overbearing) forces. The good sportsmanship they demonstrated, excited our admira- 
tion, and made it clear that these "frosh" of ours certainly could "take it." By the time 
our next party rolled around, their meekness was history; for they made as much noise, 
if not more, than the rest of us with their clever musical parodies and class songs. 

Scholastically, they are a credit to O. L. E. The finesse with which they managed 
their own exclusive Physics assembly, made us wonder that traditionally unsophisticated 
underclassmen could possess so much poise. 

But, as we have said, they are wise for their tender years. Tis whispered too, that 
they burn the midnight oil habitually — 'and they are only frosh ." We confess that it 
took us much longer to learn that the proverbial midnight oil was the "lamp of experi- 
ence" by which our feet were to be guided. 

We envy you a lot "frosh," what has been for us, is yet to be for you. Our College 
is still very young. It's future depends so much upon what you, its underclassmen, choose 
to make it. You are our last personal contact with the student body. In your hands we 
leave the responsibility of making the dreams of our founders come true. 

May Our Lady of The Elms guide you as lovingly in the future as she has guided 
us in the past. 

Freshman Diredtory 

Virginia A. Adams 

Katherine F. Bresnahan 


Rita M. Burke 


Agnes M. Cassidy 


Deborah M. Clancy 


Dorothy C. Clifford 


F. Aniceta Decker 

South Deerfield 

A. Ruth Dineen 


Mary T. Dolan 


Eleanor M. Donahue 


Catherine C. Dougherty 


Mary Rose Durnin 

North Adams 

Catherine A. Fitzgerald 

Chicopee Falls 

Julia A. Flahive 


Helen L. Gorman 


Elizabeth R. Griffin 


M. Agnes Gully 


Lorraine C. Horan 


Constance T. Kennedy 


Annette M. LaLiberte 


Mary R. Maguire 

Margaret C. Mahoney 

Rita A. McKinnon 


Margaret E. Meehan 


M. Ruth Moran 


Barbara A. Norton 


Carmen O. Padilla 

Playa Ponce, Porto Rico ■ 

Ann M. Pasquallini 


M. Eleanor Sheridan 

Thompsonville, Connecticut 

Marie A. Stone 


Mary A. Venancio 

Middletown, Rhode Island 


Requiescat in Pace 

Elizabeth J. Granfield, Chicopee 

Died, October 10, 1936 


The Blessed Virgin's Sodality 

ENTIMENTS of sincere gratitude and feelings of deep sorrow mingle in our 
thoughts of the Sodality — sincere gratitude that we have been privileged to have 
Mary as our Guide and Model during the past four years; deep sadness because 
we must now depart from the companionship of her devoted Sodalists. The statue of 
Our Lady with outstretched arms, seemed to welcome us when we first entered the 
campus of Our Lady of the Elms. The Sodality soon after our entrance, with sincere 
welcome invited us to share in its devotion to Our Lady. Influenced at once by the 
enthusiasm of our predecessors, we soon became acquainted with all the activities of 
the society. Their spirit of fervor was manifest in their spiritual lives, enriched as they 
were by the Spiritual Meetings held on the First Friday of each month, and in their 
active lives by a greater interest in Catholic literature and more intimate contact with 
the mission fields. Many a happy moment we spent in the social hour before each 
Major Meeting, for real pleasure was found in the various entertainments provided by 
the sodalists themselves. Thoughts of these social hours will often bring, in our 
moments of reminiscence, smiles to our lips. The crowning event of the year is the 
reception into the Sodality which takes place in May, Mary's own month. Each candi- 
date receives Mary's Medal, the pledge of her loyalty to the Blessed Virgin Mary. 
Fortunate were we to be placed under the patronage of Our Blessed Mother, and of 
St. Therese, Little Flower of Jesus. Each succeeding year has served to intensify our 
zeal and loyalty as sodalists and true children of Mary. 

To our Reverend Director, Reverend J. Alfred Lane, whose zealous interest and 
sincere co-operation in every undertaking of the Sodality, has been our inspiration, and 
to our Sister Directress, we are grateful. Through the influence of their spirit of 
generosity we have realized more truly the meaning of true devotion to Mary. 

With sadness, yet with hearts filled with many happy memories we bid farewell, 
as we prepare to face the broader world before us, where we shall continue our work 
under Mary's inspiration and guidance. We now lovingly entrust the future of the 
Sodality to her generous and enthusiastic members, we beg Our Lady to assist and guide 
each one, and keep them ever 'neath her spotless mantle of blue. 


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Philosophy Clubs 

President: Barbara J. Gately 
Vice-President : Dorothy E. Wildman 
Secretary: Marie B. Foley 

President: Barbara J. Gately 
Vice-President : Sally B. Hallein 
Secretary: Dorothy E. Wildman 

INCE our earliest days at Our Lady of the Elms the subject of Philosophy has 
excited our keenest interest. As Freshmen and Sophomores, we gazed in expectant 
awe at the philosophical subjects listed on the schedule of studies in the Junior- 
Senior Study Hall. We spent much time wondering what these magic words held in 
store for us. As Juniors, our curiosity was satisfied, our expectations happily gratified. 
As the days rolled on, we found ourselves more and more absorbed in this very delightful 
science. Under the able direction of our Professor, we organized our first Philosophy 
Club. At each meeting, members of the class participated in "Circles," in which we 
defended our theses and refuted our adversaries. 

On March seventh, we commemorated the feast of St. Thomas Aquinas by a 
Philosophy Assembly. Three members of our class defended the thesis in Ontology 
"The Concept of Being with Relation to Its Inferiors Is Analogous with the Analogy of 
Intrinsic Attribution." We enjoyed the expressions of admiring wonder and surprise 
cn the faces of our under classmates as much as the present Seniors enjoyed our bewilder- 
ment last year. 

As Seniors, we called our Philosophy Club "The Social Action Club." As we were 
delving into the secrets of the important branch of Philosophy known as Psychology we 
performed tests in Experimental Psychology wherein we observed many striking phenom- 
ena heretofore unknown to us. 

This year, too, in honor of our great Patron, St. Thomas Aquinas we participated 
in the Philosophy Assembly. Those who represented the class spoke on "The Psychology 
of St. Thomas Aquinas," "Scholastic Psychology and Modern Discoveries in Experimental 
Psychology," and "Contemporary Schools of Psychology." 

Our Club has held its last meeting; but it will not be last in our memory. We shall 
remember these gatherings, representative of that great science; and we shall ever be 
grateful to the faculty of our College for including them in our program of studies. 
We have penetrated far beyond the ken of natural science, we have delved into the 
lore of metaphysics; but, far more important than this, we have acquired a knowledge 
of that which will remain forever with us as guardian of our Faith and Morals, true 
Catholic Philosophy. 


The Musical Clubs 

^kj" ND^R the guidance of the Rev. Directoress of Music, the Musical Clubs are 
1.11 concluding this year with their usual success. With tireless effort and skill, 
Sister has led them along the pathway to proficiency and ease in the use of this 
"language of heaven." In all their presentations, assisted by their talents, the patient 
practice and preparation of the Musical Clubs evidenced itself. 

These occasions range from the lovely blending of instrument and voice at the 
Christmas and Spring Concerts to the splendidly planned musical effects in the back- 
ground of our major dramatic effort, "Pilate's Daughter." A program of appropriate 
melody pleases the ear of the audience between the acts. One of the most effective 
moments of this presentation is captured by the sweetly harmonized phrases of a 
"Laudate" as the imprisoned Christian Women praise this new found God. 

But were we to limit ourselves to scheduled occasions, we would fall short indeed 
of crediting the Musical Clubs with the momentous part they play in both our private 
and public life at the Elms. Gatherings, whether of a sacred mien in chapel, or a formal 
or a gay one at school, always turn to the Musical Clubs for aid in program assemblage. 
For all are richly deepened or enlivened by the trained musical and vocal contributions 
of the Musical Clubs. 

Your talents and efforts, members of the Musical Clubs, have afforded us many 
hturs of delightful and charming music. We, the members of the graduating class, 
render you the deep appreciation you and your able Rev. Directress so well deserve. 

In your future activities, may your spirit of cooperation and interest bring you ever 
greater laurels of achievement. 



The Monsignor Doyle 
Science Circle 

President: Helen G. Lichwell 
Vice-Presidenl : Kathleen N. O'Brien 
Secretary: Mary T. Dolan 
Treasurer: Helen G. Keegan 

UR Senior Year has witnessed the inauguration of a new club, which has definitely 
proven the truth of that well-known statement, "last but not least." Late in the 
field of College endeavor, it has made up lost time by unusual activity. We have 
anticipated each meeting with eager inquiries as to the subjects for discussion. The Circle ■ 
has presented a series of monthly programs with lectures on subjects of special benefit 
to the students of Physics, Chemistry and Biology. These were at times made even more 
interesting by the introduction of stereoptican slides illustrating the particular phase of 
science, presented by the lecturer. On other occasions, we were enabled through the 
medium of moving pictures, to view the progress of modern science in the field of 
medicine and industrial technique. 

We of '37 are sorry that we cannot look forward to future meetings of this active 
club. We regret that we have had but one year of its history to claim as our own. 
May it ever continue to enjoy the popularity it has earned for itself in so short a time! 




M. ]. B. Debating Society 

President: LouiSE M. Welch 
Vice-President : Kathleen N. O'Brien 
Secretary: Ann C. Carroll 
Treasurer: MARGARET E. Meehan 

HE Mother John Berchman's Debating Societ}' has been wel! promoted and carried 
on during the past four years — due largely to the active participation in the club 
by a few members of the class of thirty-seven. 
In 1935 our class debating team, composed of Louise Welch. Betty McCarthy, 
Catherine Germain, and Marion Kennedy as alternate, was victorious in the inter-class 
debates. At the same time, they had the added honor of being the first recipients of 
the annual award given by Reverend Jeremiah A. Our class, too, shared in 
the first public debate held outside the College. 

The officers of the society this past year have proved most competent in managing 
the affairs of the club, and deserve much praise for their work. 

Logical thinking, speaking, arguing, and acting are admirable characteristics in any 
individual. In this respect, the M. J. B. Debating Society has offered the greatest oppor- 
tunities to the students in developing, in the fullness of their perfection, these qualities, 
and it has succeeded wondrously well. 

In the hands of those who remain, we now leave this society, with the hope that 
they will see fit to continue it, and keep up its great work. 



La Corte Castellana 

President: Helen G. Lichwell 
Vice-Piesident : Louise C. McCann 
Secretary: Mary A. Fogarty 
Treasurer: Carmen O. Padilla 

'E have regretted that time has not permitted many meetingj of this friendly club, 
for some of the most pleasant memories of the Spanish students are of spirited 
gatherings of the Corte Castellana. This year we have been glad to welcome 
an exceptionally large number of new members from each of the three classes of under- 
graduates. This shows the growing popularity of the Spanish language, and the interest 
in the fascinating country of Spain. Due to present unfortunate conditions in Spain 
many of the famous old buildings and churches have been destroyed. Henceforth the 
glory of Spain must remain solely in her literature and in the written accounts of the 
beauty and culture that once belonged to Spain. Our very successful Spanish Assembly 
created great interest even among those who do not know a word of Spanish. In the 
form of a radio broadcast a number of speakers gave short discourses on the masters 
of Spanish literature. The students joined in the singing of well-known English songs 
translated into Spanish for the occasion. The announcer cleverly disclosed unusual facts 
in Spanish history, culture, and education which are lirtle-known but very interesting. 
Connected with the Assembly was a display of the great masterpieces of the principal 
Spanish artists. The enthusiasm and interest shown in these affairs prove how deeply 
the romance and intrigue that belong to Spain affect all. 


Le Cercle Francais 

President: Anna P. Looney 
Vice-President : M. Virginia Campbell 
Secretary: Marguerita M. Danahey 
Treasurer: Rosemary A. CiiMMiNGs 

^5^^E Cercle Francais has admirably succeeded in its purpose this year, namely that of 
I acquiring proficiency in speaking the French language and of securing for its 
members confidence and skill in French conversation. Our efficient officers have 
provided for us many interesting and enlightening meetings. A discussion of current 
events fulfilled a twofold purpose, for it familiarized the girls with present-day happen- 
ings and, what is more important, it gave them initiative in carrying on a conversation 
in French. Plays in French dialogue were entertaining and instructive to the members. 
In the assembly program, the question for debate was "La litterature franc^aise du dix- 
septieme siecle est superieure a la litterature anglaise du meme siecle." The victorious 
negative side was upheld by members of the Senior and Sophomore classes, while mem- 
bers of the Junior and Freshman classes ably defended the affirmative side. 

However, it is to our capable Sister Directress that Le Cercle Francais owes its 
success. We deeply appreciate her tireless efforts in our behalf. 

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Dramatic Club 

President: Marion R. Kennedy 
Vice-Piesideiit : Marguerite M. Moore 
Secretary: Thhrese A. Welch 

HE value of extra-curricular activities has been well exemplified in the activities 
I JL of the Dramatic Club, True, we have shone forth annually in a splendid dramatic 
production, but our task has been even greater ; for we have planned our programs 
with an eye to the future. Thus, we have attempted to furnish the laboratory for "the 
art of assuming social responsibility easily." In our meetings we have shown the neces- 
sity and means of acquiring poise, whether the occasion be an informal social gathering 
or the public stage. 

Our members have given us the advantages of their experiences and research in 
connection with current successes, and developments in the theatre world ; and we have 
endeavored to familiarize ourselves with stage-technique. 

Since Freshman days, we, as a class, have always been closely associated with the 
successes of the club. Our dramatic debut occurred during the One-Act Play Tourna- 
ment, when "My Aunt From California" delighted the school with her dual personality, 
and the ingenuity and imaginative faculties of our members were given full play — as the 
scenery testified. Our victory was moral but we were delighted with ourselves, and 
suspect that our audience was, too. That year was closed in a truly worthy manner by 
the presentation of Bulwer-Lytton's famous "Richelieu," in which we were represented. 

The annual play tournament was dispensed with in our second year, for we under- 
took the presentation of "Pilate's Daughter," by Rev. Fr. Kenzel. Many fine roles were 
well played by our members in this drama, and the success of it was proven by the fact 
that the play was repeated by popular demand several weeks later. 

Junior year saw us rollicking forth in a one act "mellerdrammer," wherein Bellah 
Bashful and Andy Evergreen thrilled us with their romantic proof that "love conquers 
all." However, our chief claim to fame presented itself in the second production of 
"Pilate's Daughter," when the splendid role of "Afra" was entrusted to the capable 
hands of Louise Welch. 

In this, our last year, the club again undertook the presentation of "Pilate's Daugh- 
ter" under the sponsorship of the College, and once more Louise presented a fine por- 
trayal of the Sorceress of Rome. Others of our class who will be remembered for their 
excellent performances were Bunny Conaty, Ruth Dunleavy, Kay Germain, Marion 
Kennedy and Ev. Welch. 

Here, too, we would like to express a word of gratitude to our Sister Directresses 
whose talents have been unselfishly spent in our behalf. 

Our last act is over. We have played our parts well in the Land of Make-Believe; 
and we do not fear to assume our roles in the realms of reality. It is with true regret 
that we leave our trials and triumphs to future Thespians. So, with the confidence of a 
task well done, we bow to the final curtain. 


Athletic Association 

Piesident: Mary E. Lalor 
Vice-President : Catherine V. Germain 
Secretary: Joan I. Dragon 
Treasurer: Marguerita M. Danahey 

HE last class to wear the authentic, cumbersome and heavy "Green Serge" known 
only too well to those who have taken an active interest in sports at Our Lady 
of the Elms since her founding, has proved, and, ably so, that clothes do not 
make the athlete. 

Under the guidance of our capable directress Miss Katherine Long, we learned to 
derive the full value from the all too short periods spent with her in the gymnasium, 
on the tennis court, on our improvised baseball diamond, or in the pool at the Boy's 
Club. We were Miss Long's first class here at O. L. E., and we have always felt that 
this was an honor. Her friendship is one that each of us will cherish and prize, and 
our ideals of good sportsmanship we owe to her example and training. 

The Athletic Association has gone far since we were meek and humble Freshmen. 
The tournaments have become almost as important as any curricular activity. The game 
with the Alumnae is becoming an annual basketball treat. The swimming classes begun 
in our Junior Year are becoming ever more popular and interesting. 

The new idea introduced in our Senior Year of holding the meetings in the evening 
proved a great success. At these meetings, entertainment of a high and hilarious degree 
was in vogue. The refreshments served also did much in the way of increasing the 
attendance. These meetings brought to light hitherto unknown members, and helped 
to inflate our treasury. 

Many students learned the fundamentals of tennis by joining the A. A. By becom- 
ing an active member, the opportunity was given to keep physically fit. Because of the 
willingness of our generous directress to sacrifice her afternoons for our instruction, 
those who had always hoped to, but who had never had the chance, learned to swim. 

As Seniors we could leave no kinder wish to the undergraduates than that they 
may learn the value of the Athletic Association, and may enjoy and treasure the direction 
and friendly interest of their directress, who has made Athletics here at O. L. E. better 
than the best, and who has implanted in every athlete the perennial seed of sports- 



Shakespearian Institute 

^^OR the fourth consecutive year it has been our privilege to 
fy\ welcome Dr. Frederick Paulding. From the opening months 
of each scholastic year, we have looked forward in joyful 
anticipation to the coming of this noted actor and lecturer. 

His excellent selection of the best in literature as subject matter 
for discussion has made each series of lectures an outstanding event. 
Dr. Paulding has given us an ever deepening appreciation of the 
excellent art of dramatization, and a deeper insight into the human 
nature so cleverly portrayed by the pen of the dramatist. We shall 
remember through all the years to come the keen enjoyment which 
we derived from his clever presentation of the comedy; but more 
especially shall we keep in memory his magnificent presentation of 
the world's great tragedies. It was in the portrayal of these that we 
realized the masterful technique of the artist. 

Among the happiest recollections of our college days is the 
remembrance of these splendid dramatic interpretations of our friend 
and lecturer, Dr. Frederick Paulding. 


Junior Prom 

General Chairman: Barbara J. Gately 

Ex-Officw: Louise M. Welch 
jMusk: Betty A. Hannigan Patrons and Pubitcity: Lucille M. Champoux 

Tickets: Katherine R. King Refreshments : Anna P. Looney 

Decorations : Catherine V. Germain Programs: H. Roberta Decker 

JT seemed almost incredible that those weeks of hectic preparation could end in 
harmony. But that's what happened, and on the night of our Junior Prom, we 
all forgot the previous hard work, and concentrated on enjoying to the full this 
great occasion. In a completely musical setting, the girls and their escorts swayed and 
dipped to the exhilarating music of Ed McEnelly's Orchestra. Everyone was gay, care- 
free, and light hearted. As the last notes died away, we felt that we had convinced our 
guests that the class of thirty-seven was capable of conducting a prom in as pleasurable a 
manner as it should be conducted. 

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The Senior Prom 

General Chair )>iaii: Roberta Decker 
Ex-Officw: Louise M. Welch 
Decorations : Evelyn E. Welch Refreshments : Lucille M. Champoux 
Music: Mary E. Lalor Tickets: Sally B. Hallein 

Favors: Ann A. Hoar Publicity: Margaret M. Shea 

HE social events during our four years at Our Lady of the Elms were brought to 
a close with the Senior Prom. The general chairman together with her helpful 
committees guided the prom safely and successfully from beginning to end. 
Both decorations and music lent their unmistakable charm to the atmosphere of the 
whole affair. Though the remembrance that this was our last prom may cloud, for an 
instant, our joy, we will always remember the night of June 4th as one well spent. 


Elms Night 

JN the flickering light of green and gold candles, amidst decorations in the tradi- 
tional College colors, the Fresh were merrily welcomed into our midst on 
September 26. The party was in charge of the Seniors, with the Juniors escorting 
their sister class. After refreshments had been served and the formal welcome tendered 
by the upperclassmen, all adjourned to the gym. Here the Freshmen answered questions 
put by members of the committee in charge, and performed calisthenics to the intense 
amusement of the rest of the student body. Presentation of prizes to the most versatile 
of the Freshmen and general dancing ended one of the most enjoyable social events 
of the year. 

The Halloween Party 

ALLOWEEN was fittingly observed here at the college by an entertainment given, 
in honor of the Seniors, by their sister-class, the Sophomores. The entire affair 
was under the guidance of the Sophomore class-president, Edna Lunney. Assist- 
ing her, were Mary Fogarty, who was in charge of the decorations ; Frances Mulholland 
and May Mahoney, who planned rhe entertainment ; Margaret Firzpatrick, who was in 
charge of the refreshments; and Mary Larkin, who selected the favors given to the 

The gymnasium was attractively decorated to represent a barn yard, the floor of 
which was plentifully strewn with hay. Each girl was attired in a costume of her own 
choice, and competition was keen for the various prizes which were awarded. Gaines 
were enjoyed, and before the evening ended, we had our fill of cider and doughnuts. 

The end of the party came, and we all retired after another evening of fun and 


The Christmas Party 

HO the passing years may cloud the memory of many things that have been so 
l|L much a part of our hfe here at the Elms, the remembrance of the Christmas Party 
shall remain fixed and inerasable in the mind of everyone whose good fortune it 
has been to witness and take part in it. We are indebted to the Sodality and to the 
Musical Clubs for this lovely function, and more than all else we hope it may be an 
Elms tradition. 

You who would look in on it in spirit come with us to the softly lighted Rotunda. 
It is the eve of the Christmas Recess, a tiptoe expectancy pervades ; but over all, one 
feels the radiance of this Holy Season. For as Catholic students we are gathering first 
to manifest a reverent joy at the birth of Him whom the world commemorates. Later 
there will be fun-making round the Christmas tree, song and laughter over a festive 
board. But now we listen for the strains of carols, young voices blend in exquisite 
harmony; through winding halls they come nearer, ever nearer. From the balcony softly 
muted music accompanies them — "Noel" — "Holy Night" — one by one they drift out, 
reaching a heart-stirring climax in the beloved "Adeste '. 

Truly we have brought you to an evening cherished in the heart of every Elms 


Mother-Daughter Tea 

HAT could be more fitting during the month which is set aside for the honor 
and glory of our Heavenly Mother, than a day dedicated to our mothers. On 
May 8th, the members of the Blessed Virgin's Sodality were hostesses to their 
mothers at a bridge and tea. A spirit of friendliness and hospitality was prevalent among 
the guests as they played military whist. Attractive prizes were awarded and each 
mother received a plant as a remembrance of the day. An entertainment followed the 
whist. The sentiment of the day was carried out in a recitation "Our Lady of the May. " 
"Mrs. McDuffy on Baseball, " a reading in a lighter vein, afforded an element of humor 
to the program. "Believe Me If All Those Endearing Young Charms," and "Dear Little 
Mother with the Silver Hair," were beautifully rendered by Mary Ellen Quilty and 
Anne Carroll. The climax of the entertainment was a piano solo "Manhattan Serenade," 
by Betty Hannigan. The activities of the day were brought to a close with refreshments. 

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Elmata Staff 

Editor-in-Chief : Marie B. Foley 
Assistant Editor: Sally B. Hallein 
Associate Editors: 

Marion R. Kennedy, Barbara J. Gately, Eileen T. Fleming, 
Helen G. Lichwell, Dorothy E. Wildman, Catherine V. Germain 

An Editor: 
Helen G. Lichwell 
Humor Editor: 
Sally B. Hallein 
Business Manager: 
Katherine R. King 
Assistant Business Managers: 
Lucille M. Champoux, Ruth M. Dunleavey, Rita E. Ford 
Publicity Manager: 
Margaret M. Shea 

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Seniorum Epistulae Morales 

I. On Dealing With Frosh 

E are glad to learn, O Juniors and Sophomores, that you live on a friendly 
footing with the lower class. You may say: "They are only Frosh." Ah, but 
they are also fellow-sufferers. "They are only Frosh." Ah, but they ate also 
comrades-in-arms. And remember fortune has the same power over all of you. 

And so we pity those colleges where upperclassmen refuse to associate with the 
Frosh. They say that there the Frosh are not even allowed to talk face to face with 
more advanced students, although they certainly talk about them among themselves. 
Yea, even outside those learned realms. It is from such idiocy as this that the proverb 
came: "Pride goeth before a fall." 

Remember that those whom you call Frosh came from the same hamlets as your- 
self, breathe the same air (usually cold), have the same dreams that you once had, 
and will suffer the same disillusionment. Therefore, this is our advice. Treat these 
Frosh as you desire to have the Seniors treat you. Be kind to them, advise them, yea, 
even at times warn them from your vast store of wisdom, of the pitfalls that lie in 
their paths. 

And now you may question: "Why should we be kind to these Frosh .^" This 
practical hint that we have learned from experience may impress you. "Someday you 
may need the parents of that Frosh whom you scorn today to patronize your Prom, or 
perhaps one of her relatives will add a much needed advertisement to your Year Book." 
So, in your turn patronize that Frosh, attempt to add to her store of knowledge, and 
even go so far as to unbend enough to make her feel that at least she is tolerated, if not 
welcomed with open arms. 

— Farewell. 

II. On the Proper Use of Time 

Do this, our Sister Classes ; the time that up to now you have squandered on study 
or wasted in memorizing, collect and save. If you were going to graduate tomorrow, 
what time would you give to yourself.-* You would not rack your brains for hours over 
that assignment or those chapters, would you? 

Place some value on your time. Remember the blue books hold whatever time is 
past except the record that your parents receive each semester. Relax! Remember that 
only that part of your time is yours that you spend profitably. The greatest foolishness 
of mortals is that they count as of profit the hours that they waste in a dozen scurrying 
attempts at vain study. 

You will ask, perchance, what has happened to us that we give you such advice. 
After deep pondering this thought came to us — we cannot recover what we have lost 


but we can advise you as to what you are losing, and how, and in what way. In so 
short an epistle we cannot give the reasons for our advice; but it has happened to us, 
as happens to many, that we are reduced to a poverty of time through no fault of our own. 

Your elders may say: "You are not poor if you are satisfied with what you have." 
But save yourself from this evil and begin in good time. Not only the least of your 
time remains in the end but even the worst — no time at all. 

— Fareivell. 

III. On The Fear of Expulsion 

Persevere as you have begun and diligently, by which action you may enjoy longer 
a composed spirit. Then you may keep your memories in joy, as much as you are able 
to feel joy when you put on the gown of seniority and are led to graduation; you may even 
hope for better marks when you discard your childish fears and console yourself with 
true philosophy. For these are not only the fears of childhood but even of infancy. 

Many miserable students fluctuate between fear of expulsion and the miseries of 
studying, and wish to pass yet know not how. No one can receive knowledge in diverse 
studies unless they are cf ;uperior mentality. So we encourage you to struggle against 
this fear and be not ashamed of that which may befall even the most talented, namely, 
failure in one or more subjects. 

As we put an end to this letter receive this thought which pleased us most today: 
"Even you, by the law of averages cannot fail in all your studies, even under the new 
marking system." 

— Fareuell. 

IV. Philosophy, the Guide of Students 

We know, Underclassmen, that you will agree that one cannot live a happy life 
without some study. However we hope to convince you that no study is of any use 
without philosophy. Philosophy, we are told, builds up our minds, rules our actions, 
and tells us what should be avoided. It sits at the helm and directs our course through 
all our flounderings in the maze of Liberal Arts. 

You may say: "What is the good of philosophy if the faculty rules our lives? 
Certainly their laws cannot be changed, nor can we reconcile our movements to those 

We answer thus: "Even if all these things are true you ought to study philosophy. 
For philosophy will encourage you that on the one hand you may obey the faculty freely 
and on the other hand you may despise freedom." 

But let us not get caught in a di.scussion as to whether you should obey the dictates 
of your superiors or whether you should obey the dictates of your desires. Let us merely 
warn you lest what is now only the stirrings of rebellion develop into a habit and your 
few remaining chances of procuring a sheepskin go glimmering. 

If we know you well you have been looking since the beginning of this letter for 
the apt quotation that it should contain. Today it is a justification of our plagiarism 
in regard to a certain Latin philosopher, to wit, Seneca. He, himself, has rightly said: 

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"I am very liberal with the words of others for whatever is well said by another belongs 
to me." So we feel that you will appreciate our second-hand gems of wisdom and pile 
them up in your private storehouses of advice to be absorbed, but never assimilated. 

— Farewell. 

V. On Thi: Proper Time To Slip The Cable 

After a long space of time we have again surveyed your schedules, Underclassmen, 
and have thus been brought face to face with the days of our youth, h seemed to us 
that we could still do, nay, had done only a short time ago, all the things that we did 
when young women. We have sailed through College, Underclassmen, as if we were 
on a voyage, and just as when at sea, to quote from our poet, Vergil, 

"Lands and towns are left astern." 
Even so, on this journey where time is consumed by innumerable tasks, we pur below the 
horizon first our illusions, next our energy, and finally our strength and health. We begin 
to sight the general bourne of the race of collegians. Foolish as we are, we believe this 
bourne to be our objective, graduation, the harbor for which we have worked so hard; 
vv'hen in reality it is merely the commencement of a long vacation. 

Most foolish of all is our eternal labor; for the wise student v.ill do not as much 
as she ought to but as much as she is compelled to. She will choose what subjects she 
must study, as long, and with that degree of concentration she cannot escape. She will 
consider not the quantity of study in her course, but the quality of this attention. It is 
folly to study through fear of expulsion for the executioner is already upon you; wait 
for him as you await the inevitable, with a calm heart and unafraid. Why anticipate 
him? Why assume the management of a cruel task that belongs to another.-" Do you 
begrudge your executioner his privilege? 

Therefore, no general statement can be made with regard to the question whether, 
when a power beyond our control threatens us with expulsion, we should anticipate 
failure or await it. If on the one hand failure is preceded by awful anticipation and 
followed by ghastly realization, and on the other hand can be easily avoided by with- 
drawal, why not choose the latter? Just as we shall select our ships when we are 
about to go on a voyage, or our homes when we propose to take up a residence, so we 
shall choose our manner of withdrawal when we are about to leave the realms of learn- 
ing. Moreover, just as a long-drawn-out college career does not necessarily mean a 
better one, so a long-drawn-out period of withdrawal necessarily means greater disgrace. 
Your sole aim should be to escape from College as speedily as possible, for at any rate 
there will be no lack of persons who will think ill of what you have done. Reason, 
therefore, advises us to withdraw while we may, lest we be compelled to leave. For many 
students have realized the aptness of the quotation: 

"He who flunks and leaves this College, 
Lives to flunk in another College." 

— Farewell. 

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Morales to Harmony 

From the sublime to the psuedo — ridiculous. 

^W^LASH!!! Students prove Seneca's contention that noise is conducive to study! 

After exhaustive experiments, consisting of several noon hours, Senior Latin 
^^"^ students have proved conclusively that the modern swing music is at least as 
conducive to philosophizing as Seneca's public baths chorus. They even succeeded, to 
the tune of the above hot rhythm, in translating almost at sight (using a dictionary for 
every other word only) , some of Seneca's choice morsels of wisdom. The successful 
outcome of this experiment is considered as of paramount importance; not so much 
because it substantiates the theory of an eminent Latin author, as because it justifies the 
installation of that modern bedlam-producer, the radio, in the Latin lecture room. 

The Seniors' Five Foot Shelf 

of Books 

"Essay on Criticism" — Any class after Exams. 
"The Misbehaviorists" — Seniors. 

"An Essay Towards A History of Education" — Diary of an Elms girl. 

"Ancient History" — Frosh Bine Books of a Senior. 

"Pilgrim's Progress" — Four years at the Elms. 

"Inferno" — The Gym. 

"Paradise Lost" — Brotvsing Room Locked. 

"Forever Free" — After Graduation. 

"Little Women" — "The Girls". 

"All's Well That Ends Well" — Graduation, Summa Cum Laude. 

"Anatomy of Melancholy" — Senior after Exams. 

"As You Like It"— 5-Day Week. 

"Essay on Man" — First letter home after the Prom. 

"Taming of the Shrew" — Conditions. 

"Magnificent Folly" — Skipping a Final Exam. 

"Triumph of Failure" — Passing Conditions. 

"Death of Little Nell" — "]e ne sais pas, ma soeur." 

"My Unknown Chum" — Trot. 

"Gone With The Wind" — Our chances of graduating. 

"The Crisis" — Philosophy Orals. 

"Les Miserables" — Conditioned Students. 

( 102 ) 

Une Tragedie Comique 

Verbum Sapienti Sufficit 


— (They aren't twins, either.) 


Others — (We need them for sound effects.) 

We couldn't tell, — the clock was wrong. 

Senior Study Hall — (Well, that's what the catalogue calls it.) 

Scene 1 

Enter Belljh from the anterior side. 
Enter Beullah from the posterior side. 
Bellah: "Good Morning, Beullah." 
Beullah: "Good Morning, Bellah." 

(End of Scene 1) 

Scene 2 


A little later. 

Bellah has found her cuffs — Beullah has borrowed some. 
Action : 

Wait a minute, Beullah has to button her's. O. K. (curtain). 
Bellah: "Beullah, have you done your French.'" 
Beullah: "Yes, Bellah, I have done my French." 
Bellah: "Beullah, have you done your Latin.''" 
Beullah: "Yes, Bellah, I have done my Latin." 
Bellah: "Beullah, have you done your English .-*" 
Beullah: "Yes, Bellah, I have done my English." 
Bellah: "Beullah, have you done your Philosophy of History?" 
Beullah: "Yes, Bellah, I have done my Philosophy of History." 
Bellah: "Beullah, have you done your History of Philosophy 

( 103 ) 

1937 ^ ^ 


Be/iUah: "Yes, Bellah, I have done my History of Philosophy." 

Bellah: "BeuUah, have you done your Psychology?" 

BenlLih: "Yes, Bellah, I have done my Psychology." 

Bellah: "Beullah, have you done your Ethics.^" 

Beullah: "Yes, Bellah, I have done my Ethics." 

Bellah: "Beullah, have you done your Educational Psychology.'" 

Beullah: "Yes, Bellah, I h ave done by Educational Psychology." 

Bellah: "Beullah, have you done your Physiology.^" 

Beullah: "Yes, Bellah, I have done my Physiology." 

Bellah: "Beullah, have you done your Literary Appreciation?" 

Beullah: "Yes, Bellah, I have done my Literary Appreciation." 

Bellah: "Beullah, have you done your American History?" 

Beullah: "Yes, Bellah, I have done my American History." 

Bellah: "Beullah, have you done your Five-Page Religion Theme?" 

Beullah: "Yes, Bellah, I have done my Five-Page Religion Theme." 

Bellah: "Beullah, have you done your Fifteen Minute Oral Expression Piece?" 

Beullah: "Yes, Bellah, I have done my Fifteen Minute Oral Expression Piece." 

Bellah: "Beullah, have you done your Sodality Paper?" 

Beullah: "Yes, Bellah, I have done my Sodality Paper." 

Bellah: "Beullah, have you done your Paper for Assembly?" 

Beullah: "Yes, Bellah, I have done my Paper for Assembly." 

Bellah: "Beullah, have you done all your Outlines, Diagrams, and Models?" 

Beullah: "Yes, Bellah, I have done all my Outlines, Diagrams, and Models." 

Bellah: "Beullah, have you done all your HOMEWORK?" 

Beullah: "Yes, Bellah, I have done all my HOMEWORK." 

Bellah (Collapses from shock and exposure.) 

Beullah (Collapses from shock and exertion.) 

Friends recede slowly chanting with a most effective crescendo "Labor Omnia Vincit". 
They, too, finally collapse. (They practiced too much.) 

Curtain (collapses.) 


"Virtus In Medio Stat." 

Lovingly dedicated to the late CLASS OF 1937 of O. L. E. 


The Day After Exams 

'Twas a beautiful morning 
And all through the class 
Not a girl was stirring, 
Not a note was passed. 

Sister picked up the Blue Books, 

Ah, fatal exams. 

And read the translations 

Which passed through her hands. 

"Jouer aux coudes" — 
Will you ever forget it? — 
Received scores of translations; 
But none that would fit it. 

"Playing with skulls," 
Eyebrows were raised ; 
"Playing the violin," 
More dense grew the haze. 

"Playing with the elbows," 
This illustration 
Delighted the girls 
With its interpretation. 

"Playing cards," Innocently stated 
Left all the girls highly elated. 
Proving by every manifestation 
That French develops a vivid imagination. 

The Seniors' Plea 

Listen, Faculty, to our plea. 
Drop this highly cultured game. 
All this fine gentility 
Grows to be exceeding tame. 

What we want is more time off, — 
Time for leisure and for play. 
Please don't laugh at us and scoff. 
All work makes one dull, they say. 

We're so tired of French and Methods, 
Don't you think we've earned a rest? 
Latin, Science, Biology, Ethics 
Have really put our brains to test. 

Relaxation is what we need ! 
If to our aid you do not fly, 
As you alone this boon can deed, 
Results we dare not prophesy. 

We want not soft and honeyed words 
Guaranteed to banish wrath. 
Parrying words is too absurd. 
Pandemonium the aftermath. 

Yet this state can be averted, 
Only cede to our demands. 
All our wishes we have asserted, 
Now our fate is in your hands. 


Ad Usum Privatum 

Thesis; Education as delined by Educators, etc., is Not Possible. 

Education — Harmonious development of assimilative, competitive, destructive, and appeti- 
tive faculties of the student; hence, change. 

Hai-rnonious — Agreeable. 

Development — Improvement or deterioration. 

Assimilative — Faculty that soaks up facts and fancy. 

Competitive — Faculty that struggles against said facts. 

Destructive — Faculty of curiosity — works overtime. 

Appetitive — Faculty that leaves the cafeteria barren. 

Change — Advance from state of inertia to state of ambition. 

Defined — Explanation given in form of definition. 

Etc. — What you say when you can't think of anything more to say. 

Is not possible — Unaccomplishable (even by a miracle). 

Proof : 

Change is not possible in a student. 
Education is change. 

Therefore, Education is not possible in a student. 

Major — Parmenides proved that change is not possible in anything. Therefore, why not 
include a student.-* 

In a student if anything changes it is either her mind or her will. But her mind 
cannot change for it is paralyzed from super-saturation. Nor can her will change for it 
is passive. Therefore, there can be no change in a student. 

This argument gave the Greeks a headache for three hundred years. Why should 
you be spared.'' 

Minor — Education as defined by educators is an advance from the state of inertia to the 
state of ambition. But from experience we have learned that the average student 
advances from a state of ambition to a state of inertia, or in the opposite direction 
from education. Therefore, education is not possible. 

Adversaries : 

I. Aristotle: denies change is impossible. 

II. Educators: deny thesis on general principle that it will deprive them of their 
life work. 


Many of you, following in the path of Aristotle, will try to disprove our thesis. 
However, we wish to make just one statement. If you don't agree with our 
argument, what is yours? Is it better If not, please refrain from criticism. 

( 106) 

Ad Usum Privatum 

Thesis: Anthropological Evolution Indirectly Proves That Our Life Is Eternal. 

Anthropological — Pre-dating the apes. 

Evolution — Rise or fall of man (it depends on your view-point). 
Indirectly — Please excuse our beating the bush around. 
Proves — That's our fondest hope. 
That — Conjunction. 

0/ir — Anything that no one else claims or takes by physical force. 
Life — Period of sutfering; duration unknown. 
Is — Third person singular of verb — to be. 

Eternal — One day added to the longest period of time that you can visualize. 

That life is eternal which is never-ending. 

But the dictation on Anthropological Evolution is never-ending. 
But we must take all the notes on Anthropological Evolution. 
Therefore, our life is eternal or never-ending. 

Major — Definition of any good dictionary. 

Minor — We have gained that impression from the rate at which these notes proceed. 

2nd Minor — Our program says so. 


Excerpt from Professor Sans Intelligence's book, "Woman, the Unusual." — 
Chapter I. 

(Published— 11,936 A.D.) 

Ehnotic Girl : 

Skull and part of thigh bone found on Junkit Desert, where hamlet of Chicopee 
was once located. Also scraps of black cloth and small card printed in patois 
used about 1937 in that region. Cloth believed to be "serge" much in use 
in that century for uniforms. Card, deciphered by experts, proved to be 
Degree Summa Cum Laude awarded by the College of Our Lady of the Elms. 
Further research showed that this was an institution of learning located in 
the aforementioned Chicopee about the time of the famous eruption of 
Mount Tom in June, 1937. Scientists, puzzled by the size of the skull, 
which was greatly enlarged, concluded that it was the result of overstudy. 
'Valued as unusual specimen of college student of that century. 

( 107 ) 

Tremendous Trifles 

Or Much Ado About Nothing 

1. I used the proof for Thesis Four on Thesis Three — Philosophy Exam. 

2. The girls will kindly wear their uniforms and caps — they look so neat. 

3. What student left the building by the main entrance? 

4. Caught again with a collar and no cuffs! 

5. Who broke the lounge in the lounge? 

6. The Seniors will sit in the front row at Assemblies. 

7. Taking attendance at singing practice — The Seniors will please stand. 

8. Will the girls who played tennis during study period please report at the office. 

9. Girls must study in the study hall — if necessary, the other rooms will be locked. 

10. Unannounced mid-semester exams. 

11. "Un grand zero si vous employez un mot d'Anglais." 

12. Don't forget — your classwork constitutes 66-2/3% of your mark. 

13. Penances in French. 

14. I'm sorry, Sister, but the Hamburg was late again. 

15. Santa Claus" pillow is slipping again. 

16. Remember, girls, always walk on the outer edge of the sidewalk when marching. 

17. Dorm students will wear their uniforms to dinner on Sunday as well as week-days. 

18. Blue Books — 2 for $.05- but how the cost mounts!! 
19- AH students' cars will be parked in the rear. 

20. Library Fines — illegal to say the least. ^ 

21. Lights controlled by central switches. 

22. Getting a man for the Prom. 

23. Formality breeds contempt. 

24. The answer to Junior Religion question in the Sophomore English Exam. 

25. Proof for Pope's Classicism from Bacon's "Novum Organum. " 

26. The Junior taking the French Exam who continued on to the Freshman Exam on 
the other side of the paper and had more difficulty in answering it than her own. 



A Quoi Bon? 

They've filled me full of Psychology, 
They've pinned me down with Latm, 
I've had a course in Biology, 
And History classes I've sat in. 

In French they've taught me to 'parlez vous', 
In Chem to know a solution, 
I've had a course in Spanish, too. 
As well as in Elocution. 

I've had Calculus and Geometry, 
I got Physics through my head, 
I've passed my Trigonometry, 
As well as History of Ed. 

I can define a human instinct, 

I know of sublimation, 

And Logic taught me to clearly think 

In Methods of Education. 

I've learned the Gregorian Chant, 
I know the windows in the hall, 
And even refuting Kant 
Has fazed me not at all. 

In Lab. I've watched my cultures grow, 
In Gym I've perfected my lob, 
But the one thing I still don't knov/, 
Is, how do I get a JOB? 

M. Kennedy. 


Tut?e — "The Rangers' Song " 

In a graveyard near the town 

The Senior Class will rest deep down 

And those who pause there 

Will hear this Mo — an! 

'Twas a standard we must reach 

For we remembered that fine speech, 

It came one morrow 

Ah, 'twas our sorrow. 

(We found no consolation when we didn't 

have the time.) 
Whene'er we went to class 
They said; "You'll never pass." 


We were all wrecks together. 
Comrades, birds of a feather, 
Weary gals, bleary gals, sighin' gals, dyin' 

gals, much over-worked gals. 
We ne'er reached the finish, 
Our subjects they wouldn't diminish, 
Oh, believe us this isn't treason. 
For we're only giving the reason, 
Mercy on us all ! ! 

E. Fleming. 


( 109) 


Behind — the clouds of yesterday, faint billows spent and slow; 

Far skies beyond, the broadening vistas show. 

The storied paths, ours yet to seek; 

The course is true, the goal's the peak. 

The troubled seas hold no alarm. 

Remembered thoughts, the seas becalm; 

A guiding light good fortune spells. 

On whispering winds, float fond farewells. 

( 110) 


Choose the higher, nobler things 
Life has for you in store, 

A.n honest life true peace doth bring. 

So hearken when the truth bells ring. 
Seek God, you'll need 

no more. 

Others may want fame and pleasure, 

For you, let virtue be your treasure. 






Success and Happiness 


Class of 1940 


to the 

Class 0/ 1937 


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